section

[ sek-shuhn ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of section

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

synonym study for section

1. See part.

OTHER WORDS FROM section

half-section, nounmul·ti·sec·tion, adjectiveun·sec·tioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for section

section
/ (ˈsɛkʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for section

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