Meaning of section

Definition of section

(noun) 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"
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
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"
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
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 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"
the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
(verb) divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

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