one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
a segment of a citrus fruit; "he ate a section of the orange"
a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
a small army unit usually having a special function
a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side