Definition of Sectional

1. Noun. A piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together.

2. Adjective. Relating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane). "Sectional drawings"
Partainyms: Section

3. Adjective. Consisting of or divided into sections. "Sectioned plates"
Exact synonyms: Sectioned
Similar to: Divided

4. Adjective. Related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of a territory or community or group of people. "Sectional tensions arose over slavery"
Similar to: Territorial

Definition of Sectional

1. a. Of or pertaining to a section or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.

Definition of Sectional

1. Adjective. Separating into sections. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to conflict between areas. ¹

3. Noun. An item of furniture composed of modular sections; usually specifically a sectional sofa ¹

4. Noun. (sports) A tournament or match held at the section level, typically between the regionals and the championships ¹

5. Noun. (music) A band sectional, in which one section of a band or orchestra practices separately ¹

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Definition of Sectional

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sectional

section 8
section automatic weapon
section automatic weapons
section gang
section hand
section man
section sign
section signs
sectional impression
sectional radiography

Literary usage of Sectional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"In a wire-fabric machine, a series of sectional twisters, each of which comprises a central section for carrying a warp wire, and having rotary movement ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"The sectional area of the white matter increases in absolute size and on the whole ... If we were to measure in man the sectional area of each of the spinal ..."

3. Electrical Review (1891)
"15008 on junction Stratford 19, to which the sectional operator has already ... From a subscriber on any sectional room to one joined direct to the central. ..."

4. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1915)
"In no case shall the cross-sectional area of the mixing chamber or of the space surrounding the smoke pipe in the drum, be less than the ..."

5. The Mechanical Engineering of Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1897)
"Definition of a Sectional Boiler.—A sectional boiler is a steam-generator in which the plan of a single enveloping shell to contain the water and steam is ..."

6. Annual Report by Boston (Mass.). Street Laying-Out Dept (1896)
"0.85 acres Sectional Plans in progress : Number of plans . ... 102.22 acres Totals of sectional plans filed, ready to file and in progress : Number of plans ..."

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