English noun: section
|1.||section (communication) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)|
|Samples||He always turns first to the business section.|
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|Broader (hypernym)||music, piece of writing, writing, written material|
|Narrower (hyponym)||above, article, book, canto, chapter, clause, close, closing, conclusion, development, end, ending, episode, exposition, insert, introduction, lead, lead-in, lede, mezuza, mezuzah, narration, obbligato, obligato, passage, recapitulation, sports section, spot, spot, sura|
|2.||section (object) a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope|
|Samples||Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue.|
|Part meronym||microscope slide, slide|
|3.||section (location) a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people|
|Samples||No section of the nation is more ardent than the South.|
There are three synagogues in the Jewish section.
|Broader (hypernym)||area, country|
|Narrower (hyponym)||locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, outskirts, vicinity|
|Instance hyponym||Forbidden City|
|4.||section (artifact) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object|
|Samples||A section of a fishing rod.|
Metal sections were used below ground.
Finished the final segment of the road.
|Broader (hypernym)||part, portion|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bend, curve, dado, leaf, length, straight, straightaway, subdivision, subsection|
|Part meronym||unit, whole|
|5.||section (group) a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon|
|Broader (hypernym)||squad, team|
|6.||section (cognition) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole|
|Samples||The written part of the exam.|
The finance section of the company.
The BBC's engineering division.
|Broader (hypernym)||concept, conception, construct|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beginning, bout, chukka, chukker, component, constituent, element, end, factor, final period, first period, frame, frame, game, half, high point, ingredient, inning, middle, over, period, quarter, round, second period, turn|
|7.||section (quantity) a land unit equal to 1 square mile|
|Broader (hypernym)||square mile|
|8.||section (location) (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid|
|Broader (hypernym)||area, expanse, surface area|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cross section|
|9.||section (group) a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately|
|Samples||A graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course.|
|Broader (hypernym)||class, course, form, grade|
|10.||section (group) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class|
|Broader (hypernym)||musical group, musical organisation, musical organization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brass, brass section, percussion, percussion section, reed section, rhythm section, string section, strings|
|Part meronym||band, orchestra|
|11.||section (group) a small army unit usually having a special function|
|Broader (hypernym)||army unit|
|12.||section (group) a specialized division of a large organization|
|Samples||You'll find it in the hardware department.|
She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury.
|Narrower (hyponym)||academic department, business department, government department, payroll, payroll department, personnel, personnel department, personnel office, security, security department, staff office|
|13.||section (food) a segment of a citrus fruit|
|Samples||He ate a section of the orange.|
|Part meronym||citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit|
|14.||section (act) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)|
|Synonyms||incision, surgical incision|
|Broader (hypernym)||cut, cutting|
|Narrower (hyponym)||gastromy, laparotomy, nephrotomy, orchotomy, perineotomy, phlebotomy, sclerotomy, thoracotomy, valvotomy, valvulotomy, vasosection, vasotomy, venesection|
|Part meronym||operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process|
English verb: section
|1.||section (contact) divide into segments|
|Samples||Segment an orange.|
Segment a compound word.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||divide, part, separate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||quarter, syllabicate, syllabify, syllabise, syllabize|