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sectional

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsectionalsec‧tion‧al /ˈsekʃənəl/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 PARTconcerned only with your own small group in society or in an organization, as opposed to being concerned about society or the institution as a whole 🔊 community groups seeking to protect sectional interests2 TBCa sectional drawing or view of something shows what it would look like if it were cut from top to bottom, or from side to side 🔊 a sectional view of the building3 SEPARATEmade up of sections that can be put together or taken apart 🔊 a sectional sofa
Examples from the Corpus
sectionalInstead, the parties are more regional and the sectional bitterness worse than ever.The speaker's sectional interests, as a businessman, are seen to coincide with the wider interests of everybody else.Members of the church's administration were divided among sectional lines.the sectional tennis tournamentPerfect copies must have the competition form and the fold-out sectional view of 44 Downing Street.sectional interestsAll this to modern eyes looks like, and indeed very often was, mere selfish defence of local and sectional interests.It was, indeed, antithetical to sectional interests.The Commission is pledged to act independently of national or sectional interests.The speaker's sectional interests, as a businessman, are seen to coincide with the wider interests of everybody else.It does not require it to take care of particular individual or sectional interests, since these will often conflict.This gave them potential political leverage were their sectional interests to be threatened.Each one recognises sectional interests within the profession but has little or no regard to the public at large or the potential client.
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