section-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: self_contained portion of a larger document

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+document][+portion][+self_contained]

John handed me the real estate section of the Sunday newspaper.
The algorithm is explained in the final section of the chapter.
There is a section on frozen desserts in this cookbook.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an extremely thin slice of tissue or substance

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+substance][+slice][+thin][+extremely]

The pathologist examined sections of lung tumor under a microscope.
The lab assistant prepared sections of plant cellulose for the biologist.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an identifiable division of a larger whole

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+component][+division][+identifiable][+of_whole]

Residents pay higher property taxes in the historical sections of the city.
You'll find perfumes near the cosmetics section of the store.
These sections of the country have experienced the greatest drop in housing prices.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6, 13

Sense Number 4: one of several uniform components of an artifact that can be assembled to other components

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+artifact][+component][+uniform][+for_assembly]

The bookcases were shipped in sections and require assembly.
Several sections of track along the railway line between Chicago and Detroit needed repair.
Mary cut the cake into sections before serving it.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: squadron or unit with a mission

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+group][+people][+team][+special_mission]

He is a police captain who works in a section on vice.
The commandos were a special section within Delta Force.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 12

Sense Number 6: a measurement unit equal to 1 square mile

Commentary: SECTION[+quantity][+measure][+unit][+land][+square_mile]

How much does it cost to irrigate a section of farmland in this region?
His soybean crop consists of 5 sections.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: 2D geometric region obtained by passing a plane through a geometric solid

Commentary: SECTION[+form][+spatial][+geometric][+2D][+slice][+of_solid]

The plane cuts through the cone to form a circular section.
At an oblique angle, a plane cutting through a cone forms an oval section.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: student study group, subset of a larger course

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+group][+people][+subset][+of_students][+of_course]

There are five sections to the freshman history class that meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
A professor gave the lectures for the chemistry course, but the sections were taught by his TAs.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 9: portion of orchestra with players of one class of instruments

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+group][+people][+players][+same_instrument_family][+in_orchestra]

There is an opening in the woodwind section of the ballet orchestra.
The conductor did not arrange the players according to section.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 10: a segment of citrus fruit

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+fruit][+citrus][+segment]

Sally offered the child a section of tangerine.
The cake was garnished with orange sections and mint leaves.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 14

Sense Number 11: the surgical cutting of flesh, tissue

Commentary: SECTION[+event][+surgical][+cutting][+of_tissue]

The doctor performed a C-section on the woman after 12 hours of labor.
The surgeon performed the section and had the intern suture it afterwards.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 12: a typographical symbol that serves as a reference mark

Commentary: SECTION[+entity][+symbolic][+typographical][+mark][+reference]

This special character is a section indicator in this text.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5