- any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up；a relatively distinct part of a book, newspaper, statute, or other document
- divide into sections；separate an area from a larger one
verb: section, 3rd person present: sections, gerund or present participle: sectioning, past tense: sectioned, past participle: sectioned
noun: section, plural noun: sections
- 1. any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up I unscrewed every section of copper pipe, from the roof tank to the hot-water cylinder 同義詞
- ▪ a relatively distinct part of a book, newspaper, statute, or other document the this last section of the questionnaire relates solely to training 同義詞
- ▪ North American a measure of land, equal to one square mile.
- ▪ North American a particular district of a town a residential section of the capital 同義詞
- ▪ New Zealand a building plot.
- 2. a distinct group within a larger body of people or things the non-parliamentary section of the party 同義詞
- ▪ a group of players of a family of instruments within an orchestra the brass section
- ▪ a specified military unit a GHQ Signals Section
- ▪ a subdivision of an army platoon.
- ▪ a secondary taxonomic category, especially a subgenus.
- 3. the cutting of a solid by or along a plane.
- ▪ the shape resulting from cutting a solid along a plane nails of round section
- ▪ a representation of the internal structure of something as if it has been cut through vertically or horizontally a section of face, showing the position of the organs of speech
- ▪ a separation by cutting.
- ▪ a thin slice of plant or animal tissue prepared for microscopic examination.
- 1. divide into sections she began to section the grapefruit
- ▪ separate an area from a larger one parts of the curved balcony had been sectioned off with wrought-iron grilles
- ▪ cut (animal or plant tissue) into thin slices for microscopic examination the specimens were embedded and serially sectioned
- ▪ divide by cutting it is common veterinary practice to section the nerves to the hoof of a limping horse
- 2. British commit (someone) compulsorily to a psychiatric hospital in accordance with a section of a mental health act should she be sectioned and forced back into hospital?