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  1. a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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"; "finished the final segment of the road" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a small army unit usually having a special function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character , often used to denote such a division. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign . Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; part or portion cut off; a representation of an object as if cut in two crosswise or lengthwise by a plane; as, a transverse section of a steam radiator; slice; subdivision of a chapter, law, etc.; distinct part of a country, people, community, or class. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. 1. The act of cutting. 2. A cut or division. 3. A cut surface. 4. A thin slice of any material for examination under the microscope. 5. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  26. Incisional division. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  27. Act of cutting: a division: a portion: the plan of any object cut through, as it were, to show its interior: the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces: the surface formed when a solid is cut by a plane: a square mile or 640 acres of land. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Act of cutting; division; view obtained by cutting; part cut off; portion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. A separate part; division; portion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A view of something, as a machine, as if cut through. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The act of cutting or separating by cutting; a part separated from the rest; adivision; a distinct portion; the subdivision of a chapter; a distinct part of a city, country, or people; the representation of an object, as a building, machine, &c., cut asunder vertically; the intersection of one surface with another, or of a surface with a solid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A part separated from the rest; a distinct part or portion; a division, as of a book, a country, &c.; the representation of any building or object as it would appear if cut or sliced through from top to bottom; in geom., the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces; the surface formed when a solid body is cut by a plane; in U.S., a tract of land of 640 acres. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign /. mso.anu.edu.au
  34. A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character dictgcide_fs
  35. A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; often indicated by the sign dictgcide_fs
  36. sek'shun, n. act of cutting: a division: a portion: a distinct part of a book: the plan of any object cut through, as it were, to show its interior: the line formed by the intersection of two surfaces: the surface formed when a solid is cut by a plane: one of the squares, each containing 640 acres, into which the public lands of the United States are divided: (zool.) a group: the sign §, as a mark of reference.--v.t. to divide into sections, as a ship; to reduce to the degree of thinness required for study with the microscope.--adjs. SEC'TILE, SEC'TIVE, capable of being cut.--n. SECTIL'ITY.--adj. SEC'TIONAL, pertaining to a section or distinct part: local.--n. SEC'TIONALISM, the spirit of a class, commercial or political.--adv. SEC'TIONALLY.--ns. SEC'TION-BEAM, in warping, a roller which receives the yarn from the spools; SEC'TION-CUT'TER, an instrument used for making sections for microscopic work.--v.t. SEC'TIONISE, to render sectional in scope or spirit.--ns. SEC'TION-LIN'ER, a draftsman's instrument for ruling parallel lines; SEC'TION-PLANE, a cut surface; SEC'TIOPLANOG'RAPHY, a method of laying down the sections of engineering work in railways; SEC'TIUNCLE, a petty sect. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Sectio- s. Sigaultian, Symphyseotomy. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  38. [Latin] The act of cutting or incising; as Abdominal s. ( = laparotomy), Caesarean s., Perineal s. na
  39. [Latin] A part removed by cutting; hence, any subdivision of. na
  40. Separation by cutting; part cut off from something, one of the parts into which something is divided arbitrarily or may naturally be considered as divided (e.g. length of cane-stem between two rings), one part of a structure such as boat or wooden house that is made in parts for transportation, one of the minor subdivisions of a book usu. indicated by the s.-mark (20), (Mil.) subdivision of half-company, part of community having separate interests or characteristics (whence sectionalism n., sectionalize v.t.), (microscopic s., thin slice cut from something for examination with microscope; subject falls into five ss.; last s. of the journey; conveyed to Tanganyika in ss.; ss. have been preferred to chapters; s.-commanders will be responsible; popular with all ss. & classes); cutting of solid by plane (conic ss., study of curves of intersection produced by allowing plane to cut cone at various angles), representation of internal structure of something supposed to be cut thus (vertical, horizontal, longitudinal, oblique, &c., s., according to position chosen for plane); (Nat. Hist.) group, esp. subgenus; the s, mark (see above) used as mark of marginal reference or with or without number to indicate beginning of s.; hence sectional a., sectionally adv. (Vb) arrange in, divide into, ss. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. An act of cutting. American pocket medical dictionary.
  42. A cut surface. American pocket medical dictionary.
  43. The act or process of cutting. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. A part separated by cutting, also the surface made by such cutting. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  45. [L.] The figure that would be obtained by cutting a solid body by a plane; as a conic S. or a S. of a building. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  46. n. [Latin] Act of cutting or of separating by cutting;—a part separated from the rest; a division; a portion;—specifically, a distinct part of a book or writing; the subdivision of a chapter, law, or other writing; hence, the character §, often used to denote such a division;-a distinct part of a city, country, people, class, or the like;—representation of any thing as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; profile. Cabinet Dictionary

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