|1.||a part cut off or separated from the main body of something|
|2.||a part or subdivision of a piece of writing, book, etc: the sports section of the newspaper|
|3.||one of several component parts|
|4.||a distinct part or subdivision of a country, community, etc|
|5.||(US), (Canadian) an area one mile square (640 acres) in a public survey, esp in the western parts of the US and Canada|
|6.||(NZ) a plot of land for building on, esp in a suburban area|
|7.||the section of a railway track that is maintained by a single crew or is controlled by a particular signal box|
|8.||the act or process of cutting or separating by cutting|
|9.||a representation of a portion of a building or object exposed when cut by an imaginary vertical plane so as to show its construction and interior|
|a. a plane surface formed by cutting through a solid|
|b. Compare cross section the shape or area of such a plane surface|
|11.||surgery any procedure involving the cutting or division of an organ, structure, or part, such as a Caesarian section|
|12.||a thin slice of biological tissue, mineral, etc, prepared for examination by a microscope|
|13.||a segment of an orange or other citrus fruit|
|14.||a small military formation, typically comprising two or more squads or aircraft|
|15.||(Austral), (NZ) a fare stage on a bus, tram, etc|
|a. an extended division of a composition or movement that forms a coherent part of the structure: the development section|
|b. a division in an orchestra, band, etc, containing instruments belonging to the same class: the brass section|
|17.||signature, gathering, gather, Also called: quire a folded printing sheet or sheets ready for gathering and binding|
|18.||to cut or divide into sections|
|19.||to cut through so as to reveal a section|
|20.||(in drawing, esp mechanical drawing) to shade so as to indicate sections|
|21.||surgery to cut or divide (an organ, structure, or part)|
|22.||(Brit) social welfare to have (a mentally disturbed person) confined in a mental hospital under an appropriate section of the mental health legislation|
|[C16: from Latin sectiō, from secāre to cut]|
section sec·tion (sěk'shən)
A cut or division.
The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
To separate or divide into parts.
To cut or divide tissue surgically.