section

Definition (noun): a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

Example: he always turns first to the business section

Definition (noun): a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

Example: 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: 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: no section of the nation is more ardent than the South

Definition (noun): a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people

Example: 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

Example: a section of a fishing rod

Definition (noun): one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

Example: metal sections were used below ground

Definition (noun): one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

Example: 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

Example: the written part of the exam

Definition (noun): one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Example: the finance section of the company

Definition (noun): one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Example: 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

Definition (noun): a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately

Example: 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

Example: you’ll find it in the hardware department

Definition (noun): a specialized division of a large organization

Example: she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury

Definition (noun): a segment of a citrus fruit

Example: 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

Example: segment an orange

Definition (verb): divide into segments

Example: segment a compound word