Noun Definition


1.Definition: (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Related Noun(s):plane section

Category: Places

2.Definition: 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"

Category: Places

3.Definition: a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Category: General

4.Definition: a land unit equal to 1 square mile

Category: General

5.Definition: a segment of a citrus fruit

"He ate a section of the orange"

Category: Food

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):subdivision

Category: General

7.Definition: a small army unit usually having a special function

Category: General

8.Definition: 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"

Category: General

9.Definition: a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

Category: General

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):department

Category: General

11.Definition: a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope

"Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"

Category: Objects

12.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):segment

Category: Objects

13.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):division, part

Category: General

14.Definition: the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Related Noun(s):incision

Category: General