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[ noun ] (music,fine art,writing) 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"

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(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Section 8 ( b ) ( 2 ) of the Small_Business_Act , as amended , authorizes the SBA to make a complete inventory of the productive facilities of small business_concerns .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Although there is no question but that the process of washing fabrics involves a number of phenomena which are related together in an extremely complicated way and that these phenomena and their interrelations are not well understood at the present , this section attempts to present briefly an up-to-date picture of the physical_chemistry of washing either fabrics or hard surfaces .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

In_addition to the method described in the section above , chlorine and radiochlorine were prepared by the electrolysis of a * * f eutectic on the vacuum line , and by exchange of * * f with molten * * f .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Detailed information on record lengths of the giants is given in the section that follows .

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


"sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"

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(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

In February , 1959 , during the second admission to The New_York_Hospital , a biopsy specimen of the left gastrocnemius showed striking increase in the sarcolemmal sheath nuclei and shrunken muscle_fibers in several sections .

Microscopically , sections from the posterior base of the left_ventricle of the heart showed several large areas of replacement of muscle by fibrous_tissue .

In_addition , other sections contained focal areas of recent myocardial necrosis that were infiltrated with neutrophils .

A section of the colon revealed intense hyperemia and extensive focal ulcerations of the mucosa , associated with much fibrin and many neutrophils .

In all_of the sections examined , the arterioles and small arteries were essentially normal .

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[ noun ] (geography) 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"

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(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

And there is no section of the nation more ardent than the South in the cold_war against Communism .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

In the eastern section of the state the newspapers ' reaction to Brown 's trial and sentence were basically identical .

The results of the election of 1859 found Republican candidates not_only winning the offices of governor and lieutenant-governor but also obtaining the two Congressional offices from the eastern and western sections of the state .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

It was a Negro section of peeling row_houses , store-front churches and ragged children .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

The streets in the colored section were dirty .

[ noun ] 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"

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(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

The strip sections containing a given protein were pooled , eluted with 0.5 ml of isotonic saline , and the eluates were tested for antibody activity .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

Sections were then washed with PBS for 15 - 30_minutes .

Sections of sweet_clover stem and root tumors were treated with 1 : 10 solution of * * f for 30_minutes , washed in buffered saline for 15_minutes , stained with * * f for 30_minutes , and washed for 15_minutes in PBS .

Sections of crown_gall tissue similarly stained with either * * f and * * f or NS and * * f also showed only the light_green nonspecific fluorescence .

Sections of tumors incited by WTV were not similarly stained with conjugated normal serum or conjugated antiserum to potato_yellow-dwarf_virus .

[ noun ] one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole


part division


: "the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

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(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

She was the widow of a writer who had died in an airplane crash , and Mickie had found her a job as head of the historical section of the Treasury .

[ noun ] a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

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(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

He sucked_in his breath and kept quiet while Killpath laid down the sheet again , wound the gold wire stems of his glasses around his ears and_then , eying the report as it lay before him on the desk , intoned , `` Acting_Lieutenant_Gunnar_Matson one failed to see that the station_keeper was properly relieved two absented himself throughout the entire watch without checking on the station 's activities or the whereabouts of his section sergeants three permitted members of the Homicide_Detail of the Inspector's_Bureau to arrogate for their own convenience a patrolman who was thereby prevented from carrying_on his proper assignment four failed to notify the station commander Acting_Captain_O._T._Killpath of a homicide occurring in the district five frequented extralegal establishments known_as after-hours spots for purposes of an unofficial and purportedly social nature and six '' - he leaned_back and peeled_off his glasses `` - failed to co-operate with the Acting_Captain by returning promptly when so ordered .

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[ noun ] (music) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
[ noun ] (military) a small army unit usually having a special function

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



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area cross_section geometry

[ noun ] a segment of a citrus fruit


"he ate a section of the orange"

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segment citrus

[ noun ] (geography) a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side

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[ verb ] divide into segments




"segment an orange" "segment a compound word"

[ noun ] a specialized division of a large organization




"you'll find it in the hardware department" "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

[ noun ] (medicine,surgery) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)