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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

black section British & World English

A grouping of non-white members of a Constituency Labour Party, aiming to represent the interests of non-whites.

section mill British & World English

A rolling mill for producing bars of particular cross-sections, such as channels, T-bars, and I-bars.

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

The 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

colour section British & World English

= colour supplement.

midship section British & World English

The cross-section of a ship at its broadest point; the notional line marking this point and dividing fore from aft.

school section British & World English

An area of land of which the revenue is used by a government for the building and maintenance of schools.

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

magazine section British & World English

A section in a newspaper the contents of which resemble a magazine.

principal section British & World English

The cross-section of a crystal containing its optic axis and the direction of a given ray of light.

caesarean section British & World English

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

quarter-acre section British & World English

A standard suburban building plot, formerly approximately a quarter of an acre in size

section something off in section British & World English

Separate an area from a larger one

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

Poincaré surface of section in Poincaré surface British & World English

(More fully Poincaré surface of section) the intersection of a Poincaré map with a given plane.