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sec·tion

section

 
 
pronunciation:
sek shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any part of a whole, or a part that can be seen as distinct in some way from the whole.
Put the book back in the top section of the bookcase.This section of the city is fun to visit.
synonyms:
division, part, piece, portion, segment
similar words:
district, fragment, length
definition 2: a part of something written.
Please pass me the first section of the newspaper.
synonyms:
part
similar words:
clause, division
definition 3: the view of an object as if cut straight through.
We looked at a cross section of a plant stem under the microscope.
synonyms:
cross section
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sections, sectioning, sectioned
definition: to divide into separate parts.
She sectioned the apples into quarters.
synonyms:
cut, divide
similar words:
break, halve, part, partition, portion, quarter, separate, slice
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