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