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section US English

Any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up

C-section US English

A caesarean section

section gang US English

A crew of railroad workers responsible for maintaining a particular section of track

section hand US English

A member of a section gang

section house US English

A building providing residential accommodation for unmarried police officers

section mark US English

The sign (§) used as a reference mark or to indicate a section of a book

conic section US English

A figure formed by the intersection of a plane and a right 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

cross section US English

A surface or shape that is or would be exposed by making a straight cut through something, especially at right angles to an axis

thin section US English

A thin, flat piece of material prepared for examination with a microscope, in particular a piece of rock about 0.03 millimeters thick, or, for electron microscopy, a piece of tissue about 30 nanometers thick

quarter section US English

A quarter of a square mile of land; 160 acres (approximately 64.7 hectares)

rhythm section US English

The part of a pop or jazz group supplying the rhythm, generally regarded as consisting of bass and drums and sometimes piano or guitar

serial section US English

Each of a series of thin sections through tissue cut in successive parallel planes, especially for mounting on microscope slides

golden section US English

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 that is considered to be particularly pleasing to the eye

cesarean section US English

A surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother’s abdomen

section something off in section US English

Separate an area from a larger one

nosebleed US English

Denoting cheap seating located in an extremely high position in a sports stadium, large theater, or concert hall

midsection US English

The middle part of something

subsection US English

A division of a section

Poincaré section in Poincaré map US English

The intersection of a Poincaré map representation with a given line, plane, etc.

Special Boat Service US English

(In the UK) a nautical counterpart of the SAS, provided by the Royal Marines

section US Thesaurus

the separate sections of a train

section English-Spanish

sección feminine

section mark New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mark § (plural §§) used e.g. as a mark for footnotes or to indicate a section of a book

cross section English-Spanish

sección feminine, corte masculine transversal

section mark English-Spanish

párrafo masculine

golden section English-Spanish

the golden section

string section English-Spanish

sección feminine de cuerdas

cross-section in cross section English-Spanish

sección feminine, corte masculine transversal


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