sectionalize

[sek-shuh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), sectionalized, sectionalizing.
1.
to render sectional.
2.
to divide into sections, especially geographical sections.
Also, especially British, sectionalise.


Origin:
1850–55; sectional + -ize

sectionalization, noun
unsectionalized, adjective
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sectionalize or sectionalise (ˈsɛkʃənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to render sectional
2.  to divide into sections, esp geographically
 
sectionalise or sectionalise
 
vb
 
sectionalization or sectionalise
 
n
 
sectionalisation or sectionalise
 
n

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Example sentences
We were able to do some switching to sectionalize the problem area.
When a wide auxiliary spillway is required, it may be desirable to sectionalize the fuse plug with concrete separation wails.
Install pad mount loop-through switches to sectionalize the circuit main.
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