Associations to the word «Section»

Wiktionary

SECTION, noun. A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
SECTION, noun. A part, piece, subdivision of anything.
SECTION, noun. A part of a document.
SECTION, noun. An act or instance of cutting.
SECTION, noun. A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).
SECTION, noun. (aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.
SECTION, noun. (surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.
SECTION, noun. (sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.
SECTION, noun. ​(botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.
SECTION, noun. (zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.
SECTION, noun. (military) A group of 10-15 soldiers lead by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.
SECTION, noun. (category theory) A right inverse.
SECTION, noun. (NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.
SECTION, noun. (Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.
SECTION, verb. To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
SECTION, verb. (British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.
SECTION 8, noun. (US) (informal) Federally subsidized housing for low-income families and individuals, formally known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
SECTION 8, noun. (US) (military) Discharge from the United States military for reason of being mentally unfit for service.
SECTION AUTOMATIC WEAPON, noun. (weapons) squad automatic weapon, a class of light machine gun ; a machine gun issued to a section of troops, being heavier than the standard assault rifle and personal machine guns issued per trooper.
SECTION AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, noun. Plural of section automatic weapon
SECTION SIGN, noun. A typographical character (this sign: § ) used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code.
SECTION SIGNS, noun. Plural of section sign

Dictionary definition

SECTION, noun. 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".
SECTION, noun. A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue".
SECTION, noun. 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".
SECTION, noun. 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".
SECTION, noun. A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
SECTION, noun. 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".
SECTION, noun. A land unit equal to 1 square mile.
SECTION, noun. (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
SECTION, noun. A small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately; "a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course".
SECTION, noun. A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
SECTION, noun. A small army unit usually having a special function.
SECTION, noun. 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".
SECTION, noun. A segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange".
SECTION, noun. The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
SECTION, verb. Divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke