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section

Pronunciation: /ˈsekʃən/

Translation of section in Spanish:

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
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 ]
    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) sección (feminine) the design section la sección de diseño (before noun/delante del nombre) [manager/supervisor] de sección 2.2 [Military/Militar] sección (feminine)
    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.
    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.
  • 3 (in geometry, drawing) sección (feminine), corte (masculine) 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) sección (feminine) 4.2 (in surgery) sección (feminine)
    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.
    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.

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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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.