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 formssec·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounun·sec·tion·al·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to render sectional
to divide into sections, esp geographically
Derived Formssectionalization or sectionalisation, noun
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