Dictionary Results for section


1. 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"

Synonym(s): subdivision

Hypernym(s): writing, written_material, piece_of_writing, music




2. 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"

Hypernym(s): slice




3. 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"

Hypernym(s): area, country




4. 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"

Synonym(s): segment

Hypernym(s): part, portion




5. section - noun

· a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

Hypernym(s): team, squad




6. 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"

Synonym(s): part, division

Hypernym(s): concept, conception, construct




7. section - noun

· a land unit equal to 1 square mile

Hypernym(s): square_mile




8. section - noun

· (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Synonym(s): plane_section

Hypernym(s): area, expanse, surface_area




9. 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"

Synonym(s): discussion_section

Hypernym(s): class, form, grade, course




10. section - noun

· a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Hypernym(s): musical_organization, musical_organisation, musical_group




11. section - noun

· a small army unit usually having a special function

Hypernym(s): army_unit




12. 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"

Synonym(s): department

Hypernym(s): division




13. section - noun

· a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange"

Hypernym(s): segment




14. section - noun

· the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Synonym(s): incision, surgical_incision

Hypernym(s): cut, cutting




15. section - verb

· divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"

Synonym(s): segment

Hypernym(s): separate, divide, part





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