|Origin:||sectio, from secare 'to cut'|
sec‧tion1 S1 W1
one of the parts that something such as an object or place is divided into
a busy section of road
the reference section of the library
The plane's tail section was found in a cornfield.
the smoking section (=where you can smoke)
one of the separate parts of a structure, piece of furniture etc that you fit together to form the whole
part of a whole[countable]
The boats were built in Scotland, and transported to Egypt in sections.
a separate part of a book, newspaper, document, report etc:
This issue will be discussed further in section 2.
sports/style/business/travel etc section (=particular part of a newspaper)
a separate group within a larger group of people
group of people[countable]
a large section of the American public
the people or person in a band or orchestra, who play the brass, rhythm etc instruments
one of the parts of a law or a legal document:
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution
a picture that shows what a building, part of the body etc would look like if it were cut from top to bottom or side to side [↪ cross-section]
side/top view[uncountable and countable]AVD technical
Here's the outside view, and here are the floors in section.
a) [uncountable and countable]MH
a medical operation that involves cutting
➔ caesarean sectionat caesarean
a very thin flat piece that is cut from skin, a plant etc to be looked at under a microscope
a square area of land in the US that is one mile long on each side
area of land[countable] American EnglishSG
the shape that is made when a solid figure is cut by a flat surface in mathematics