section

[ sek-shuh n ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of section

1550–60; < Latin sectiōn- (stem of sectiō) a cutting, equivalent to sect(us) (past participle of secāre to cut; see saw1) + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR section

1 See part.
8 specimen, sample, cutting.

OTHER WORDS FROM section

half-sec·tion, nounmul·ti·sec·tion, adjectiveun·sec·tioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-section (1 of 2)

half-section

noun

engineering a scale drawing of a section through a symmetrical object that shows only half the object

British Dictionary definitions for half-section (2 of 2)

section
/ (ˈsɛkʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for section

C16: from Latin sectiō, from secāre to cut
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Medical definitions for half-section

section
[ sĕkshən ]

n.

A cut or division.
The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.

v.

To separate or divide into parts.
To cut or divide tissue surgically.
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