Section Definition

sĕkshən
sectioned, sectioning, sections
noun
sections
One of several components; a piece.
American Heritage
A subdivision of a written work.
American Heritage
A part separated or removed by cutting; slice; division.
Webster's New World
A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement.
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
American Heritage
A part or division of a book, newspaper, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
divisionpartincisionsurgical incisionplane sectiondiscussion sectiondepartmentsubdivisionsegmentspherezonevicinitytractterritoryslice
Antonyms:
whole
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verb
sectioned, sectioning, sections
To separate or divide into parts.
American Heritage
To cut or divide into sections.
Webster's New World
To represent in sections, as in mechanical drawing.
Webster's New World
To perform a cesarean section on.
American Heritage
To separate or divide into parts.
American Heritage Medicine
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adjective
Designating or of a federal program in the U.S., providing the poor with rent subsidies and subsidizing the construction of low-income housing.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Section

Noun

Singular:
section
Plural:
sections, section 8s

Origin of Section

  • Middle English seccioun from Old French from Latin sectiō sectiōn- from sectus past participle of secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin sectio (“cutting, cutting off, excision, amputation of diseased parts of the body, etc."), from sectus, past participle of secare (“to cut").

    From Wiktionary

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