sectionalize

[ sek-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), sec·tion·al·ized, sec·tion·al·iz·ing.

to render sectional.
to divide into sections, especially geographical sections.
Also especially British, sec·tion·al·ise.

Origin of sectionalize

First recorded in 1850–55; sectional + -ize

Related forms

sec·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounun·sec·tion·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sectionalize

sectionalize

sectionalise

/ (ˈsɛkʃənəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to render sectional
to divide into sections, esp geographically

Derived Forms

sectionalization or sectionalisation, noun
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