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    section - Dictionary definition and meaning for word section

    Definition
    (noun) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    Synonyms : subdivision
    Example Sentence
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
    Definition
    (noun) a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    Example Sentence
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue
    Definition
    (noun) a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
    Example Sentence
    • no section of the nation is more ardent than the South
    • there are three synagogues in the Jewish section
    Definition
    (noun) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    Synonyms : segment
    Example Sentence
    • a section of a fishing rod
    • metal sections were used below ground
    • finished the final segment of the road
    Definition
    (noun) a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon Definition
    (noun) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    Synonyms : division , part
    Example Sentence
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division
    Definition
    (noun) a land unit equal to 1 square mile Definition
    (noun) (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
    Synonyms : plane section
    Definition
    (noun) a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
    Synonyms : discussion section
    Example Sentence
    • a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course
    Definition
    (noun) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class Definition
    (noun) a small army unit usually having a special function Definition
    (noun) a specialized division of a large organization
    Synonyms : department
    Example Sentence
    • you'll find it in the hardware department
    • she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury
    Definition
    (noun) a segment of a citrus fruit
    Example Sentence
    • he ate a section of the orange
    Definition
    (noun) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation) Definition
    (verb) divide into segments
    Synonyms : segment
    Example Sentence
    • segment an orange
    • segment a compound word
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