Meaning of SECTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ sekʃ(ə)n ]

( sections, sectioning, sectioned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A section of something is one of the parts into which it is divided or from which it is formed.

He said it was wrong to single out any section of society for Aids testing...

They moulded a complete new bow section for the boat.

...a large orchestra, with a vast percussion section.

...the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

see also cross-section


If something is sectioned , it is divided into sections.

It holds vegetables in place while they are being peeled or sectioned.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed


A section of an official document such as a report, law, or constitution is one of the parts into which it is divided.

...section 14 of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.

N-COUNT : usu N num


A section is a diagram of something such as a building or a part of the body. It shows how the object would appear to you if it were cut from top to bottom and looked at from the side.

For some buildings a vertical section is more informative than a plan.



Caesarean section: see Caesarean

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