sec|tion1 [ `sekʃən ] noun count ***
▸ 1 part of group
▸ 2 area within place
▸ 3 people in larger group
▸ 4 process of cutting
▸ 5 image of something as if cut
1. ) something, or a group of things, that forms part of a larger group:
section of: He condemned the campaign that is being mounted in some sections of the press.
a ) a part of a newspaper, book, or other piece of writing that may be considered separately:
The story was reported on the front page of the business section.
b ) a part of a legal document:
The court ruled under section 82 of the Land Registration Act.
c ) a part of a road or path:
That section of the highway is closed for repairs.
d ) a part of an object:
Only two sections of the original walls remain.
e ) a part of an orchestra:
the brass section
2. ) an area within a place:
The frozen-foods section is in the rear of the store.
a ) an area in a town or city:
section of: This section of town is mainly residential.
3. ) a group of people that is part of a larger group:
section of: A large section of the population lives in poverty.
a ) a part of an organization
4. ) MEDICAL the process of cutting something during an operation
5. ) TECHNICAL an image that you would see if you cut through something and looked at the flat surface created by cutting:
Figure 2 shows a vertical section of the building.
a ) SCIENCE a thin piece cut from an animal or plant and examined
╾ sec|tion|al adjective
sec|tion 2 [ `sekʃən ] verb transitive
MEDICAL to cut something during an operation
a. SCIENCE to cut pieces from an animal or plant for scientific examination
,section `off phrasal verb transitive
to separate something into different parts or areas:
Section off the room before you start.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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