Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun section

14 senses of section

Sense 1
section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")
       => writing, written material, piece of writing -- (the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing")
       => music -- (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sense 2
section -- (a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue")
       => slice -- (a thin flat piece cut off of some object)

Sense 3
section -- (a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section")
       => area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")

Sense 4
section, segment -- (one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road")
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Sense 5
section -- (a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon)
       => team, squad -- (a cooperative unit (especially in sports))

Sense 6
part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")
       => concept, conception, construct -- (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Sense 7
section -- (a land unit equal to 1 square mile)
       => square mile -- (an area of 640 acres)

Sense 8
section, plane section -- ((geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid)
       => area, expanse, surface area -- (the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area")

Sense 9
section, discussion section -- (a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately; "a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course")
       => class, form, grade, course -- (a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy")

Sense 10
section -- (a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class)
       => musical organization, musical organisation, musical group -- (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Sense 11
section -- (a small army unit usually having a special function)
       => army unit -- (a military unit that is part of an army)

Sense 12
department, section -- (a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury")
       => division -- (an administrative unit in government or business)

Sense 13
section -- (a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange")
       => segment -- (one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange")

Sense 14
incision, section, surgical incision -- (the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation))
       => cut, cutting -- (the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb section

1 sense of section

Sense 1
segment, section -- (divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word")
       => separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")

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