Section

  • (noun): A small army unit usually having a special function.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on section, sections:

Man Page - Usage
... Pages are traditionally referred to using the notation "name(section)" for example, ftp ... The same page name may appear in more than one section of the manual, as when the names of system calls, user commands, or macro packages coincide ... The syntax for accessing the non-default manual section varies between different man implementations ...
Inferior Nasal Concha - Additional Images
... Lateral surface The skull from the front Sagittal section of skull Roof, floor, and lateral wall of left nasal cavity The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches Coronal section of nasal ...
Ben Boyd National Park - Description
... The park consists of two sections, on either side of Twofold Bay and the town of Eden ... The smaller northern section is bounded on its western border by the Princes Highway ... The geology of this section is mainly sedimentary rock (ironstone and clay) laid down in the Paleogene, with some quartzite outcrops ...
Caesarean Section
... A Caesarean section, (also C-section, Caesarian section, Cesarean section, Caesar, etc.) is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother ... A late-term abortion using Caesarean section procedures is termed a hysterotomy abortion and is very rarely performed ... The first modern Caesarean section was performed by German gynecologist Ferdinand Adolf Kehrer in 1881 ...
Ternary Form - Characteristics
... unlike the rounded binary form, each section will usually be self-contained both thematically and tonally (that is, each section contains distinct and complete themes, and ends with an ... The B section is generally in a contrasting, but closely related key, usually the dominant key of the first section's tonic (a perfect fifth above) or the relative or parallel minor or major ... The repetition of any section results in expanded ternary form ...

More definitions of "section":

  • (noun): A self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical).
    Example: "He always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
    Synonyms: subdivision
  • (noun): One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
    Example: "The finance section of the company"
    Synonyms: part, division
  • (noun): A segment of a citrus fruit.
    Example: "He ate a section of the orange"
  • (verb): Divide into segments.
    Synonyms: segment
  • (noun): One of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object.
    Example: "A section of a fishing rod"
    Synonyms: segment
  • (noun): The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
    Synonyms: incision, surgical incision
  • (noun): (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
    Synonyms: plane section
  • (noun): A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope.
    Example: "Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
  • (noun): A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
  • (noun): A distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.
    Example: "No section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
  • (noun): A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
  • (noun): A land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side.
  • (noun): A specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
    Synonyms: department

Famous quotes containing the word section:

    That’s my problem, chaplain: I’m yellow. PFC Bernstein—plumb, fat coward. Hey, can you get a Section 8 for being yellow?
    James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Bernstein (Robert Strauss)

    ... all my letters are read. I like that. I usually put something in there that I would like the staff to see. If some of the staff are lazy and choose not to read the mail, I usually write on the envelope “Legal Mail.” This way it will surely be read. It’s important that we educate everybody as we go along.
    Jean Gump, U.S. pacifist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 10, by Studs Terkel (1988)

    Every man has been brought up with the idea that decent women don’t pop in and out of bed; he has always been told by his mother that “nice girls don’t.” He finds, of course, when he gets older that this may be untrue—but only in a certain section of society.
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901)