a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
a small army unit usually having a special function
a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
a land unit equal to 1 square mile
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
a specialized division of a large organization
a segment of a citrus fruit
one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
divide into segments
The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character /, often used to denote such a division.
A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.
One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the united states are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. these sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. in the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.
A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus;
A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. see phrase.
The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.