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Definition 1: the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

(... is a kind of section ) incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity

(... is a kind of section ) incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into the perineum

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into the stomach

(... is a kind of section ) surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens

(... is part of section) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

Definition 2: one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a section of a fishing rod
  • metal sections were used below ground
  • finished the final segment of the road

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is a kind of section ) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

(... is a kind of section ) the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

(... is a kind of section ) hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

(... is a kind of section ) a section of something that is long and narrow

"a length of timber" "a length of tubing"

(... is a kind of section ) a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

(... is a kind of section ) a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided

(... is part of section) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

Definition 3: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the written part of the exam
  • the finance section of the company
  • the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of section ) one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided

(... is a kind of section ) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

(... is a kind of section ) the first division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of section ) the second division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of section ) the final division into which the play of a game is divided

(... is a kind of section ) one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

(... is a kind of section ) (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

(... is a kind of section ) (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

"both teams scored in the first quarter"

(... is a kind of section ) (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

(... is a kind of section ) (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

(... is a kind of section ) (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided

(... is a kind of section ) an abstract part of something

"jealousy was a component of his character" "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony" "the grammatical elements of a sentence" "a key factor in her success" "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

(... is a kind of section ) the most enjoyable part of a given experience

"the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert"

(... is a kind of section ) a final part or section

"we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus" "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"

(... is a kind of section ) an intermediate part or section

"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"

(... is a kind of section ) the first part or section of something

"`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

(... is a kind of section ) (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

(... is part of section) all of something including all its component elements or parts

"Europe considered as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

Definition 4: a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always turns first to the business section
  • the history of this work is discussed in the next section

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) 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"

(section belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of section ) the introductory section of a story

"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"

(... is a kind of section ) (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth

(... is a kind of section ) the last section of a communication

"in conclusion I want to say..."

(... is a kind of section ) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

(... is a kind of section ) religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law

(... is a kind of section ) one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran

"the Quran is divided in 114 suras"

(... is a kind of section ) (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

(... is a kind of section ) a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission

(... is a kind of section ) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

(... is a kind of section ) the first section of a communication

(... is a kind of section ) a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication

(... is a kind of section ) a major division of a long poem

(... is a kind of section ) an earlier section of a written text

"for instructions refer to the above"

(... is a kind of section ) the section of a newspaper that reports on sports

(... is a kind of section ) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

(... is a kind of section ) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

(... is a kind of section ) a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled

"he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"

(... is a kind of section ) a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series

(... is a kind of section ) a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance

"they changed his spot on the program"

(... is a kind of section ) a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

(... is a kind of section ) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

Definition 5: a segment of a citrus fruit - [noun denoting food]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ate a section of the orange

(section is a kind of ...) one of the parts into which something naturally divides

"a segment of an orange"

(... is part of section) any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions

Definition 6: a small army unit usually having a special function - [noun denoting group]

(section is a kind of ...) a military unit that is part of an army

Definition 7: a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class - [noun denoting group]

(section is a kind of ...) an organization of musicians who perform together

(... is a kind of section ) the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

(... is a kind of section ) the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments

(... is a kind of section ) the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments

(... is a kind of section ) the section of a band or orchestra that plays reed instruments

(... is part of section) a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players

(... is part of section) instrumentalists not including string players

Definition 8: a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon - [noun denoting group]

(section is a kind of ...) a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

(... is part of section) a team of policemen working under the military platoon system

Definition 9: a specialized division of a large organization - [noun denoting group]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you'll find it in the hardware department
  • she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(... is a kind of section ) a division of a school that is responsible for a given subject

(... is a kind of section ) a division of a business firm

(... is a kind of section ) the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management

(... is a kind of section ) a department of government

(... is a kind of section ) the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee

(... is a kind of section ) a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers

"the head of security was a former policeman"

Definition 10: a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately - [noun denoting group]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) a body of students who are taught together

"early morning classes are always sleepy"

Definition 11: (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

"the area of a rectangle" "it was about 500 square feet in area"

(... is a kind of section ) a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis

(section belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 12: a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people - [noun denoting location]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no section of the nation is more ardent than the South
  • there are three synagogues in the Jewish section

(section is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of section ) outlying areas (as of a city or town)

"they lived on the outskirts of Houston" "they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd"

(... is a kind of section ) a surrounding or nearby region

"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville" "it is a rugged locality" "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood" "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

(... is an instance of section) a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China

Definition 13: a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope - [noun denoting object]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

(section is a kind of ...) a thin flat piece cut off of some object

(... is part of section) a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study

Definition 14: a land unit equal to 1 square mile - [noun denoting quantity]

(section is a kind of ...) an area of 640 acres

Definition 15: divide into segments - [verb of contact]

Samples where section or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • segment an orange
  • segment a compound word

Synonyms for section in the sense of this definition

(section is a kind of ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

(... is a kind of section ) divide into syllables

"syllabify the words"

(... is a kind of section ) divide into quarters

"quarter an apple"

(section has a similar meaning as ...) divide or split up

"The cells segmented"

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