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section mark


      n     (Printing)   a mark (§) inserted into text matter to draw attention to a footnote or to indicate a section of a book, etc.,   (Also called)    section  
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1    a part cut off or separated from the main body of something  
2    a part or subdivision of a piece of writing, book, etc.  
the sports section of the newspaper     
3    one of several component parts  
4    a distinct part or subdivision of a country, community, etc.  
5      (U.S. and Canadian)   an area one mile square (640 acres) in a public survey, esp. in the western parts of the U.S. and Canada  
6      (N.Z.)   a plot of land for building on, esp. in a suburban area  
7    the section of a railway track that is maintained by a single crew or is controlled by a particular signal box  
8    the act or process of cutting or separating by cutting  
9    a representation of a portion of a building or object exposed when cut by an imaginary vertical plane so as to show its construction and interior  
10      (Geometry)  
a    a plane surface formed by cutting through a solid  
b    the shape or area of such a plane surface  
   Compare       cross section       1  
11      (Surgery)   any procedure involving the cutting or division of an organ, structure, or part  
12    a thin slice of biological tissue, mineral, etc., prepared for examination by microscope  
13    a segment of an orange or other citrus fruit  
14    a small military formation, typically comprising two or more squads or aircraft  
15      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a fare stage on a bus, tram, etc.  
16      (Music)  
a    an extended division of a composition or movement that forms a coherent part of the structure  
the development section     
b    a division in an orchestra, band, etc., containing instruments belonging to the same class  
the brass section     
17      (Also called)    signature, gathering, gather, quire   a folded printing sheet or sheets ready for gathering and binding  
      vb   tr  
18    to cut or divide into sections  
19    to cut through so as to reveal a section  
20    (in drawing, esp. mechanical drawing) to shade so as to indicate sections  
21      (Surgery)   to cut or divide (an organ, structure, or part)  
22      (Brit, Social welfare)   to have (a mentally disturbed person) confined in a mental hospital under an appropriate section of the mental health legislation  
     (C16: from Latin sectio, from secare to cut)  

black section  
      n   (in Britain) an unofficial group within the Labour Party in any constituency that represents the interests of local Black people  
Caesarean section  
      n   surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby  
     (C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut)  
conic section  
      n   one of a group of curves formed by the intersection of a plane and a right circular cone. It is either a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola, depending on the eccentricity, e, which is constant for a particular curve e = 0 for a circle; e<lab>1 for an ellipse; e = 1 for a parabola; e<rab>1 for a hyperbola.,   (Often shortened to)    conic  
cross section  
1      (Maths)   a plane surface formed by cutting across a solid, esp. perpendicular to its longest axis  
2    a section cut off in this way  
3    the act of cutting anything in this way  
4    a random selection or sample, esp. one regarded as representative  
a cross section of the public     
5      (Surveying)   a vertical section of a line of ground at right angles to a survey line  
6      (Physics)   a measure of the probability that a collision process will result in a particular reaction. It is expressed by the effective area that one participant presents as a target for the other  
  cross-sectional      adj  
golden section   , mean  
      n   the proportion of the two divisions of a straight line or the two dimensions of a plane figure such that the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum of the two. If the sides of a rectangle are in this proportion and a square is constructed internally on the shorter side, the rectangle that remains will also have sides in the same proportion  
   Compare       golden ratio  
      n     (Engineering)   a scale drawing of a section through a symmetrical object that shows only half the object  
quarter section  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres  
rhythm section  
      n   those instruments in a band or group (usually piano, double bass, and drums) whose prime function is to supply the rhythm  
section mark  
      n     (Printing)   a mark (§) inserted into text matter to draw attention to a footnote or to indicate a section of a book, etc.,   (Also called)    section  

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1    component, cross section, division, fraction, fragment, instalment, part, passage, piece, portion, sample, segment, slice, subdivision  
2      (chiefly U.S.)   area, department, district, region, sector, zone  

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purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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