Definition of sectional in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsekSH(ə)n(ə)l/


1Relating to a section or subdivision of a larger whole: a sectional championship
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  • Rather than a California high school state championship, several sectional meets were held throughout the state to wrap up the 2002-03 high school season.
  • Earlier, he coached the girl's basketball team to three titles and two sectional championships, and also served as assistant coach for boys' basketball and football.
  • The sectional championship program will provide a niche and serve a purpose for a broader range of individuals and teams.
1.1Relating to a section or group within a community: the chairman of the commission looked on sectional interests as a danger to the common good
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  • But in the parliament in August, the only opposition came from parties that represent sectional and regional interests.
  • We come from Lismore's urban, village, and rural areas and do not represent any party, business or sectional interest.
  • Some eight years down the road, it is important that vocal sectional interests do not blind the community to reforms that are in the public interest.
1.2Relating to a view of the structure of an object in section: sectional drawings
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  • There will be working models and sectional views to explain how important it is to conserve and tap rainwater.
  • Lightweight technology is applied to commands such as dimensioning, mating, components insertion, interference detection, and sectional views.
  • A follow-up CT scan of the chest 6 months later included sectional views of the upper abdomen and showed an abnormality in the pancreas.
1.3Made or supplied in sections: sectional sills, made from more than one piece of timber
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  • Finally, a student named Ben was selling a sectional couch in the classifieds section.
  • Families have a permanent base to park their caravans or erect sectional buildings.
  • The project saw the aging clubhouse replaced by a sectional timber building.


North American
A sofa made in sections that can be used separately as chairs.
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  • Meanwhile, cowering on the leather sectionals, bewildered parents plead to the camera for a nanny intervention.
  • Niccy led me into the living room and sat down on our red sectional.
  • Admitting one into your living room will suck the life force from your leather sectional, fireplace, and Pre-Raphaelite art pieces.



Pronunciation: /-ˌīz/
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  • Certainly I think they'll stay for the most part like this for a while, but I may choose to sectionalise them a bit later on.
  • The outer movements are sectionalized; each contains a highly ornamented Capriccio.
  • I am not sure but I think the sides were sectionalized and dropped down across the gap, between the tracks.


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  • That's partially, I think, why Electric Version is a harder thing to grasp at first than the first album, Mass Romantic - it's more fractured and short, sectionally.
  • These protests were invariably portrayed by the various governments as selfish or sectionally motivated and as a disruption of patient care.

Words that rhyme with sectional

connectional, correctional, directional, interjectional, intersectional, unidirectional

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Syllabification: sec·tion·al

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