[ sek-shuh-nl ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃə nl /


pertaining or limited to a particular section; local or regional: sectional politics.
composed of several independent sections: a sectional sofa.
of or relating to a section: a sectional view of the machine.


a sofa composed of several independent sections that can be arranged individually or in various combinations.

Origin of sectional

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; section + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sectional Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sectional

/ (ˈsɛkʃənəl) /


composed of several sections
of or relating to a section

Derived forms of sectional

sectionally, adverb
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