Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Latin |

Origin: | sectio, from secare 'to cut' |

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sec‧tion1 S1 W1

1## place/object

[countable] one of the parts that something such as an object or place is divided into

The plane's tail section was found in a cornfield.

the smoking section (=where you can smoke)

2## part of a whole

[countable] one of the separate parts of a structure, piece of furniture etc that you fit together to form the whole

3## book/newspaper/report

[countable]TCN a separate part of a book, newspaper, document, report etc : ** sports/style/business/travel etc section** (=particular part of a newspaper)

This issue will be discussed further in section 2.

4## group of people

[countable] a separate group within a larger group of people ** section of**

a large section of the American public

5## brass/rhythm/woodwind/string etc section

the people or person in a band or orchestra, who play the brass, rhythm etc instruments

6## law

[countable] one of the parts of a law or a legal document :

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution

7## side/top view

[uncountable and countable]AVD technical 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]

8## medical/scientific

technical

a) [uncountable and countable]MH a medical operation that involves cutting ## ➔ caesarean section

at caesarean

b) [countable]MH a very thin flat piece that is cut from skin, a plant etc to be looked at under a microscope

9## area of land

[countable] American EnglishSG a square area of land in the US that is one mile long on each side

10## mathematics

[countable] technicalHM the shape that is made when a solid figure is cut by a flat surface in mathematics

Definition of section from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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