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Meaning of section

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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"
           [syn: {section}, {subdivision}]
      2: a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance)
         for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left
         ventricle showed diseased tissue"
      3: 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"
      4: 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" [syn: {section}, {segment}]
      5: a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
      6: 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" [syn: {part}, {section},
      7: a land unit equal to 1 square mile
      8: (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a
         solid [syn: {section}, {plane section}]
      9: 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" [syn: {section},
         {discussion section}]
      10: a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the
          same class
      11: a small army unit usually having a special function
      12: 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" [syn: {department},
      13: a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the
      14: the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by
          a surgeon as part of an operation) [syn: {incision},
          {section}, {surgical incision}]
      v 1: divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a
           compound word" [syn: {segment}, {section}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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