Any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up
the separate sections of a train
A caesarean section
A grouping of non-white members of a Constituency Labour Party, aiming to represent the interests of non-whites.
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
A surface or shape that is or would be 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 rolling mill for producing bars of particular cross-sections, such as channels, T-bars, and I-bars.
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
= colour supplement.
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
The cross-section of a ship at its broadest point; the notional line marking this point and dividing fore from aft.
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
An area of land of which the revenue is used by a government for the building and maintenance of schools.
Each of a series of thin sections through tissue cut in successive parallel planes, especially for mounting on microscope slides
A surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother’s abdomen
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 standard suburban building plot, formerly approximately a quarter of an acre in size
Denoting cheap seating located in an extremely high position in a sports stadium, large theater, or concert hall
Separate an area from a larger one
The middle part of something
A division of a section
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.