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Definition of Sections

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Section Sec"tion, n. [L. sectio, fr. secare, sectum, to cut; akin to E. saw a cutting instrument: cf. F. section. See Saw, and cf. Scion, Dissect, Insect, Secant, Segment.] 1. The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies. 2. A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice. Specifically: (a) A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character [sect], often used to denote such a division. It is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections. --Locke. (b) A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct. The extreme section of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics. --Macaulay. (c) One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and pre["e]mption laws. 3. (Geom.) The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point. 4. (Nat. Hist.) A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign [sect]. 5. (Mus.) A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase. 6. The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile. Note: In mechanical drawing, as in these Illustrations of a cannon, a longitudinal section (a) usually represents the object as cut through its center lengthwise and vertically; a cross or transverse section (b), as cut crosswise and vertically; and a horizontal section (c), as cut through its center horizontally. Oblique sections are made at various angles. In architecture, a vertical section is a drawing showing the interior, the thickness of the walls, ets., as if made on a vertical plane passed through a building. Angular sections (Math.), a branch of analysis which treats of the relations of sines, tangents, etc., of arcs to the sines, tangents, etc., of their multiples or of their parts. [R.] Conic sections. (Geom.) See under Conic. Section liner (Drawing), an instrument to aid in drawing a series of equidistant parallel lines, -- used in representing sections. Thin sections, a section or slice, as of mineral, animal, or vegetable substance, thin enough to be transparent, and used for study under the microscope. Syn: Part; portion; division. Usage: Section, Part. The English more commonly apply the word section to a part or portion of a body of men; as, a section of the clergy, a small section of the Whigs, etc. In the United States this use is less common, but another use, unknown or but little known in England, is very frequent, as in the phrases ``the eastern section of our country,' etc., the same sense being also given to the adjective sectional as, sectional feelings, interests, etc.

Meaning of Sections from wikipedia

- Section, Sectioning or Sectioned may refer to: Section (music), a complete, but not independent, musical idea Section (typography), a subdivision, especially...
- medically necessary. Some C-sections are performed without a medical reason, upon request by someone, usually the mother. A C-section typically takes 45 minutes...
- mathematicians studied conic sections, culminating around 200 BC with Apollonius of Perga's systematic work on their properties. The conic sections in the Euclidean...
- The section sign (§) is a typographical glyph for referencing individually numbered sections of a do****ent; it is frequently used when citing sections of...
- "Secondary Sections", which may not be integrated with the Do****ent, but exist as front-matter materials or appendices. Secondary sections can contain...
- Horn sections are an integral part of musical genres such as jazz, R&B, blues, soul, funk, calypso, ska, and gospel. Most of these horn sections feature...
- other processes and threads. Critical sections often allow nesting. Nesting allows multiple critical sections to be entered and exited at little cost...
- Cross section may refer to: Cross section (geometry), the intersection of a 3-dimensional body with a plane Cross section (electronics), a common sample...
- and do****ents, a section is a subdivision, especially of a chapter. Sections are visually separated from each other with a section break, typically consisting...
- tension. So, for sections with constant yielding stress, the area above and below the PNA will be equal, but for composite sections, this is not necessarily...
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