Section

  • (noun): A specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
    Synonyms: department
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on section, sections:

Inferior Nasal Concha - Additional Images
... 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 cavities ...
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 ...
Ternary Form - Characteristics
... In ternary form, unlike the rounded binary form, each section will usually be self-contained both thematically and tonally (that is, each section contains ... 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, less often ... The repetition of any section results in expanded ternary form ...
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 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "section":

  • (noun): A land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side.
  • (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 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 segment of a citrus fruit.
    Example: "He ate a section of the orange"
  • (noun): (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
    Synonyms: plane section
  • (noun): A small army unit usually having a special function.
  • (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): 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 division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
  • (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): A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
  • (noun): The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
    Synonyms: incision, surgical incision
  • (verb): Divide into segments.
    Synonyms: segment

Famous quotes containing the word section:

    The demonstrations are always early in the morning, at six o’clock. It’s wonderful, because I’m not doing anything at six anyway, so why not demonstrate?... When you’ve written to your president, to your congressman, to your senator and nothing, nothing has come of it, you take to the streets.
    Erica Bouza, U.S. jewelry designer and social activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 7, by Studs Terkel (1988)

    ... 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)

    To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869–1959)