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'section' - used as a noun
1. 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
2. a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue
3. 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. 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
5. a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
6. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
the finance section of the company
7. a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
8. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
9. a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
10. a small army unit usually having a special function
11. a specialized division of a large organization
she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury
12. a segment of a citrus fruit
he ate a section of the orange
13. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

'section' - used as a verb
14. divide into segments

derived forms
1. Section / Plural
sections
2. Section / Past
sectioned
3. Section / Third Person
sections
4. Section / Present Participle
sectioning
Variations of 'section'
 
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If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.