Translation of section in Spanish:

section

Pronunciation: /ˈsekʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of object, newspaper, orchestra) sección (feminine); (of machine, piece of furniture) parte (feminine); (of road) tramo (masculine); (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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • I decided to walk through the Islamic section of town to Cairo's infamous bazaar and check it out for myself.
    • In large cities, such as Kano or Katsina, Hausa live either in the old sections of town or in newer quarters built for civil servants.
    • In the intervening three months, yet another airplane crashed, this time into a residential section of New York City.
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    • The brass section of an orchestra typically consists of trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas.
    • The only music to be heard was some of the brass section tuning up their instruments.
    • At that time, women in London could only play in the wind sections of the BBC Symphony and the English Chamber Orchestras.
    1.2 (unit of land measurement) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ 640 acres o 2,59km2 ]
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    • 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) sección (feminine) the design section la sección de diseño (before noun/delante del nombre) [manager/supervisor] de sección 2.2 [Military/Militar] sección (feminine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 (in geometry, drawing) sección (feminine), corte (masculine) a vertical/horizontal section una sección or un corte vertical/horizontal
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    • 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) sección (feminine) 4.2 (in surgery) sección (feminine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (divide) [map/area] dividir; [line] segmentar they sectioned off part of the office separaron parte de la oficina con una mampara ( or tabique etc)
  • 2 (cut through) [prism/rock] seccionar, hacer* un corte de
  • 3 (British English/inglés británico) [Medicine/Medicina] internar en un hospital siquiátrico

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