What is the meaning of section?


  • A self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical. )
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "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.
  • 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.
    • usage: "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.
  • A specialized division of a large organization.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "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.


  • Divide into segments.
    • usage: "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
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