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section British & World English

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

section English Thesaurus

I unscrewed every section of the copper pipe

C-section British & World English

A caesarean section

conic section British & World English

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

cross section British & World English

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

section gang British & World English

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

section hand British & World English

A member of a section gang

section house British & World English

A building providing residential accommodation for unmarried police officers

section mark British & World English

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

thin section British & World English

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

golden section British & World 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 which is considered to be particularly pleasing to the eye

quarter section British & World English

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

rhythm section British & World 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 British & World English

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

caesarean section British & World English

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

midsection British & World English

The middle part of something

subsection British & World English

A division of a section

thin-section in thin section British & World English

Prepare (something) for examination with a microscope by taking a thin section

Poincaré section in Poincaré map British & World English

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

Special Boat Service British & World English

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