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American English: /ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/

Translation of section in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of object, newspaper, orchestra)
    (of machine, piece of furniture) parte (feminine)
    (of city, population, public opinion) sector (masculine)
    (of orange) gajo (masculine)
    the first section of the book
    la primera parte del libro
    section two, subsection one (of document)
    artículo dos, punto or inciso primero
    Example sentences
    • The collection is divided into four sections with each section arranged around a particular subject.
    • Part down the middle, then divide hair into sections, front to back.
    • Inside it was divided into two distinct sections.
    Example sentences
    • I mean, the odd thing is that Clinton devoted a large section of the book to his childhood.
    • The book is divided into three main sections covering background, methods, and applications.
    • Perhaps you could include a small section devoted to explaining the 100 most common acronyms.
    1.2 (unit of land measurement) (US)
    (640 acres o 2,59km2)
    Example sentences
    • Here they talk about acres, but in West Texas we measure land in sections.
    • With the help of other concerned citizens, they eventually succeeded in gaining a permit to graze their flocks on 14 sections of Forest Service land.
  • 2 2.1 (department) the design section
    la sección de diseño
    (before noun) (manager/supervisor)
    de sección
    Example sentences
    • Last year Swinney, who has faced constant sniping about his leadership credentials from some sections within the party, faced down a challenge by Glasgow activist Bill Wilson.
    • This was the line pursued at the time by the body politic and large sections of the media to justify a knee-jerk reaction and savage state repression.
    • They accused some sections of that body of trying to frustrate the inquiry.
    2.2 (Military)
    Example sentences
    • In Bosnia, IO staff sections were formed in units below brigade.
    • It is our tank sections and infantry squads that invariably make contact with hostile forces, not companies or battalions.
    • Basson is still working for South Africa in its military's medical section.
    Example sentences
    • Soldiers will be trained to deploy as individuals, sections or units.
    • Due to the nature of current combat operations in Iraq, our primary mounted maneuver unit is the section.
    • A unit of action may vary from a nine-man infantry section through to a 3500-person brigade.
  • 3 (in geometry, drawing) a vertical/horizontal section
    una sección or un corte vertical/horizontal
    Example sentences
    • This technique involves mentally dividing the image in the viewfinder up into a grid of three horizontal and vertical sections.
    • The vector field represents a vertical section through a vortex ring.
  • 4 4.1 (thin slice)
    Example sentences
    • The animal from which the tissue sections are prepared is important.
    • Immunohistochemical studies were performed using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections of the cyst wall.
    • Sets of transverse, serial thin sections were prepared to document growth and increase in detail.
    4.2 (in surgery)
    Example sentences
    • Obviously, if you have to deliver via Caesarian section it will take longer for you to get back on your bike.
    • Once considered unthinkable, vaginal delivery after a previous caesarean section remains a safe option for many women.
    • The mother had an elective cesarean section in order to ensure proper management of the airway during delivery.

transitive verb

  • 1 (divide)
    they sectioned off part of the office
    separaron parte de la oficina con una mampara ( or tabique etc. )
    Example sentences
    • The only way to tell a dolphin's age for definite is by sectioning a tooth, said Mr Whooley.
    • To prevent copying, DVDs are sectioned into blocks that are each encrypted using a content scrambling system.
    • The common room was a large circular room, with three-quarters of the walls being sectioned into small little box-shaped cubby holes where university students got their usual circulars, mail, etc. etc.
  • 2 (cut through)
    hacer un corte de
    Example sentences
    • Because of their predominantly vertical orientation, the basilar segmental bronchi of the right lower lobe are routinely sectioned transversely on CT.
    • On sectioning the liver, diffuse tan miliary lesions surrounded by dark red hemorrhagic tissue were seen.
    • If these foci are sectioned perfectly, diagnosis is not difficult because the parallel arrangement of the prongs is obvious.
  • 3 (British) (Medicine)
    internar en un hospital siquiátrico
    Example sentences
    • She was sectioned to a mental hospital in Marrakesh.
    • He was sectioned to Green Lane Hospital in 2002 although he escaped regularly and went home.
    • It is therefore highly unlikely that he will be abstinent from alcohol unless he was sectioned and in a locked environment.
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