HyperDic: section

English > 15 senses of the word section:
NOUNcommunicationsection, subdivisiona self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
objectsectiona very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
locationsectiona distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
artifactsection, segmentone of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
groupsectiona small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
cognitionsection, part, divisionone of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
quantitysectiona land unit equal to 1 square mile
locationsection, plane section(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
groupsection, discussion sectiona small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
groupsectiona division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
groupsectiona small army unit usually having a special function
groupsection, departmenta specialized division of a large / large / large organization
foodsectiona segment of a citrus fruit
actsection, incision, surgical incisionthe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
VERBcontactsection, segmentdivide into segments / segments
section > pronunciation
Soundsseh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > section: 15 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical).
Examples
  • "he always turns first to the business section"
  • "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
Synonymsubdivision
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
NarroweraboveAn earlier section of a written text
article, clauseA separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
bookA major division of a long written composition
cantoA major division of a long / long poem
chapterA subdivision of a written work
conclusion, end, close, closing, endingThe last section of a communication
development(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
episodeA brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
exposition(music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
insertA folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
introductionThe first section of a communication
lead, lead-in, ledeThe introductory section of a story
mezuzah, mezuzareligious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled ... / rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
narration(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
obbligato, obligatoA part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
passageA section of text
recapitulation(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
sports sectionThe section of a newspaper that reports on sports
spotA section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
spotA short / short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
suraOne of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
writing, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishapartado, parte, sección
Catalanapartat, secció
English > section: 15 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope.
Example"sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
Part ofslide, microscope slideA small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
BroadersliceA thin flat piece cut ... / cut ... / cut off of some object
Spanishmuestra, parte, sección
Catalanmostra, secció
English > section: 15 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.
Examples
  • "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"
  • "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
InstancesForbidden CityA walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
Narroweroutskirtsoutlying areas (as of a city or town)
vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woodsA surrounding or nearby region
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Verbssectiondivide into segments / segments
English > section: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object.
Examples
  • "a section of a fishing rod"
  • "metal sections were used below ground"
Synonymsegment
Part ofwhole, unitAn assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
Narrowerbend, curvecurved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
dadoThe section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
leafhinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
lengthA section of something that is long and narrow
straightaway, straightA straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
subsection, subdivisionA section of a section
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishparte, sección, sector, segmento
Catalanpart, secció, sector, segment
Verbssectiondivide into segments / segments
English > section: 15 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
Part ofplatoonA team of policemen working under the military platoon system
Broaderteam, squadA cooperative unit (especially in sports)
English > section: 15 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
Example "the finance section of the company"
Synonymspart, division
Part ofwholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
NarrowerbeginningThe first part or section of something
chukker, chukka(polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredientAn abstract part of something
endA final / final part or section
final periodThe final division into which the play of a game is divided
first periodThe first division into which the play of a game is divided
frameOne of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
game(tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
halfOne of two divisions into which some games / games or performances are divided
high pointThe most enjoyable part of a given experience
inning, frame(baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
middleAn intermediate part or section
over(cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
period(ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
quarter(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games / games are divided
second periodThe second division into which the play of a game is divided
turn, bout, round(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
Spanishdivisión, parte, sección
Catalandivisió, part, secció
Verbssectiondivide into segments / segments
English > section: 15 senses > noun 7, quantity
MeaningA land unit equal to 1 square mile.
Broadersquare mileAn area of 640 acres
English > section: 15 senses > noun 8, location
Meaning(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
Synonymplane section
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
Narrowercross sectionA section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
Broaderarea, expanse, surface areaThe extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
Spanishsección
Catalansecció
Adjectivessectionalrelating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane)
English > section: 15 senses > noun 9, group
MeaningA 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"
Synonymdiscussion section
Broaderclass, form, grade, courseA body of students who are taught together
English > section: 15 senses > noun 10, group
MeaningA division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
Part ofbandinstrumentalists not including string players
orchestraA musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
Narrowerbrass section, brassThe section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
percussion section, percussion, rhythm sectionThe section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
reed sectionThe section of a band or orchestra that plays reed instruments
string section, stringsThe section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
Broadermusical organization, musical organisation, musical groupAn organization of musicians who perform together
Spanishsección
Catalansecció
English > section: 15 senses > noun 11, group
MeaningA small army unit usually having a special function.
Broaderarmy unitA military unit that is part of an army
English > section: 15 senses > noun 12, group
MeaningA specialized division of a large / large / large organization.
Example "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
Synonymdepartment
Narroweracademic departmentA division of a school that is responsible for a given subject
business departmentA division of a business firm
government departmentA department of government
payroll, payroll departmentThe department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff officeThe department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
security, security departmentA department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
BroaderdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
Spanishdepartamento
Catalandepartament
English > section: 15 senses > noun 13, food
MeaningA segment of a citrus fruit.
Example"he ate a section of the orange"
Part ofcitrus, citrus fruit, citrous fruitAny of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp
BroadersegmentOne of the parts into which something naturally divides
Spanishgajo
Verbssectiondivide into segments / segments
English > section: 15 senses > noun 14, act
MeaningThe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
Synonymsincision, surgical incision
Part ofoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Narrowergastromysurgical incision into the stomach
laparotomysurgical incision into the abdominal wall
nephrotomyincision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
orchotomysurgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
perineotomysurgical incision into the perineum
sclerotomysurgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
thoracotomysurgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
valvotomy, valvulotomyincision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
vasotomy, vasosectionsurgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
venesection, phlebotomysurgical incision into a vein
Broadercut, cuttingThe act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Spanishincisión
Catalanincisió
English > section: 15 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdivide into segments / segments.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsegment
Narrowerquarterdivide into quarters
syllabify, syllabicate, syllabize, syllabisedivide into syllables
Broaderseparate, divide, partcome apart
Similar tosegmentdivide or split up
Spanishdesgajar, seccionar, segmentar
Catalanseccionar, segmentar
Nounssectionone of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
sectionone of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
sectiona segment of a citrus fruit
sectiona distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people

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