Meaning of SECTION in English

SECTION

I. noun see: saw Date: 1534 1. the action or an instance of cutting or separating by cutting, a part set off by or as if by cutting, a distinct part or portion of something written (as a chapter, law, or newspaper), 3. the profile of something as it would appear if cut through by an intersecting plane, the plane figure resulting from the cutting of a solid by a plane, a natural subdivision of a taxonomic group, a character § used as a mark for the beginning of a ~ and as a reference mark, a piece of land one square mile in area forming especially one of the 36 subdivisions of a township, a distinct part of a territorial or political area, community, or group of people , 8. a part that may be, is, or is viewed as separated , one segment of a fruit ; carpel , a basic military unit usually having a special function, a very thin slice (as of tissue) suitable for microscopic examination, 11. one of the classes formed by dividing the students taking a course, one of the discussion groups into which a conference or organization is divided, 12. a part of a permanent railroad way under the care of a particular crew, one of two or more vehicles or trains which run on the same schedule, one of several component parts that may be assembled or reassembled , a division of an orchestra composed of one class of instruments , signature 3b, see: part II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 1819 transitive verb to cut or separate into ~s , to represent in ~s, intransitive verb to become cut or separated into parts

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