Any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up
I unscrewed every section of the copper pipe
A caesarean section
A grouping of non-white members of a Constituency Labour Party, aiming to represent the interests of non-whites.
A rolling mill for producing bars of particular cross-sections, such as channels, T-bars, and I-bars.
A figure formed by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone. Depending on the angle of the plane with respect to the cone, a conic section may be a circle, an ellipse, a parabola, or a hyperbola
A surface or shape exposed by making a straight cut through something, especially at right angles to an axis
A crew of railroad workers responsible for maintaining a particular section of track
A member of a section gang
A building providing residential accommodation for unmarried police officers
The sign §, used as a reference mark or to indicate a section of a book
A thin, flat piece of material prepared for examination with a microscope, in particular a piece of rock about 0.03 mm thick, or, for electron microscopy, a piece of tissue about 30 nm thick
= colour supplement.
The cross-section of a ship at its broadest point; the notional line marking this point and dividing fore from aft.
An area of land of which the revenue is used by a government for the building and maintenance of schools.
The division of a line so that the whole is to the greater part as that part is to the smaller part (i.e. in a ratio of 1 to 12 (√5 + 1)), a proportion which is considered to be particularly pleasing to the eye
A quarter of a square mile of land; 160 acres (approximately 64.7 hectares)
The part of a pop or jazz group supplying the rhythm, generally regarded as consisting of bass and drums and sometimes piano or guitar
Each of a series of thin sections through tissue cut in successive parallel planes, especially for mounting on microscope slides
A section in a newspaper the contents of which resemble a magazine.
The cross-section of a crystal containing its optic axis and the direction of a given ray of light.
A surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother’s abdomen
A standard suburban building plot, formerly approximately a quarter of an acre in size
Separate an area from a larger one
The middle part of something
A division of a section
Prepare (something) for examination with a microscope by taking a thin section
Make a cross section of
The intersection of a Poincaré map representation with a given line, plane, etc.
(In the UK) a nautical counterpart of the SAS, provided by the Royal Marines
(More fully Poincaré surface of section) the intersection of a Poincaré map with a given plane.