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Synonyms for section

Synonyms for section

one of the parts into which something is divided

a part severed from a whole

a particular subdivision of a written work

a thin piece, especially of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination

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to make a division into parts, sections, or branches

Synonyms for section

a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope

a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people

one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

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a land unit equal to 1 square mile

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(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately

a small army unit usually having a special function

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a segment of a citrus fruit

References in classic literature ?
In like manner the Thark wheeled and leaped for the opening being made by the inswinging section.
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
At the close of the "Shield" Heracles goes on to Trachis to the house of Ceyx, and this warning suggests that the "Marriage of Ceyx" may have come immediately after the `Or such as was' of Alcmena in the "Eoiae": possibly Halcyone, the wife of Ceyx, was one of the heroines sung in the poem, and the original section was `developed' into the "Marriage", although what form the poem took is unknown.
It is from the second and fourth sections that the poem takes its name.
The "Precepts of Chiron" was a didactic poem made up of moral and practical precepts, resembling the gnomic sections of the "Works and Days", addressed by the Centaur Chiron to his pupil Achilles.
It will be perceived more clearly by inspecting the following sections which are real ones, taken in north and south lines, through the islands with their barrier-reefs, of Vanikoro, Gambier, and Maurua; and they are laid down, both vertically and horizontally, on the same scale of a quarter of an inch to a mile.
It should be observed that the sections might have been taken in any direction through these islands, or through
Would you not admit that both the sections of this division have different degrees of truth, and that the copy is to the original as the sphere of opinion is to the sphere of knowledge?
Some day all this petty pride in one's city or State or section or country will be wiped out, and we'll all be citizens of the world, as we ought to be.
Included in it was new IRC section 62(a)(20) which provides an above-the-line deduction for legal fees and court costs incurred in connection with discrimination awards.
Pending the promulgation of final regulations, the Treasury Department and IRS will treat positions consistent with the 2006 proposed regulations to be reasonable constructions of section 987.
He won his fourth Mission League title, finished fifth at the Southern Section Coast Division finals and third at the Masters Meet.
The opinion must identify in a separate section all factual assumptions relied on by the practitioner.
In 1986 he joined the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation as the manager of the Financial Analysis section.
Aviall's initial complaint sought cost recovery for the cleanup under CERCLA Section 107, in addition to a claim for contribution under CERCLA Section 113(f)(1).