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Main Entry: 1sec·tion
Pronunciation: primarystresssek-shschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin section-, sectio "section, the act of cutting," from secare "to cut" --related to DISSECT, INSECT
1 : a part cut off or separated <a section of an orange>
2 : a part of a written work <the sports section of the newspaper>
3 : the appearance that a thing has or would have if cut straight through <a drawing of a ship in section>
4 : a part of an area, community, or group of people <the business section of town>
5 : one of several parts (as of a bookcase) that may be assembled or reassembled
6 : a part of an orchestra composed of one class of instruments <the brass section>
synonym see PART


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