Section

  • (noun): A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
    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 ...
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 distinct and complete themes, and ... 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 ... The repetition of any section results in expanded ternary form ...
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 ...
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's abdomen (la ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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 segment of a citrus fruit.
    Example: "He ate a section of the orange"
  • (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 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 specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
    Synonyms: department
  • (noun): The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation).
    Synonyms: incision, surgical incision
  • (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): 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): (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid.
    Synonyms: plane section
  • (noun): A land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side.
  • (noun): A small army unit usually having a special function.
  • (verb): Divide into segments.
    Synonyms: segment

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)

    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)