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  1. section

    • IPA[ˈsɛkʃn]


    • n.
      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
    • v.
      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

    • 釋義



    • 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?