Synonyms for section

Synonyms for (noun) section

Synonyms: incision, surgical incision, section

Definition: the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Similar words: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

Usage: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels


Synonyms: section, segment

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

Usage: a section of a fishing rod; metal sections were used below ground; finished the final segment of the road

Similar words: part, portion

Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact

Usage: the rear part of the house; glue the two parts together


Synonyms: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

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

Similar words: concept, conception, construct

Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances


Synonyms: section, subdivision

Definition: a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

Usage: he always turns first to the business section; the history of this work is discussed in the next section

Similar words: piece of writing, writing, written material

Definition: the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

Usage: the writing in her novels is excellent; that editorial was a fine piece of writing


Similar words: music

Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner


Synonyms: section

Definition: a segment of a citrus fruit

Usage: he ate a section of the orange

Similar words: segment

Definition: one of the parts into which something naturally divides

Usage: a segment of an orange


Synonyms: department, section

Definition: a specialized division of a large organization

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

Similar words: division

Definition: an administrative unit in government or business


Synonyms: section

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

Similar words: team, squad

Definition: a cooperative unit (especially in sports)


Synonyms: section

Definition: a small army unit usually having a special function

Similar words: army unit

Definition: a military unit that is part of an army


Synonyms: section

Definition: a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Similar words: musical group, musical organisation, musical organization

Definition: an organization of musicians who perform together


Synonyms: discussion section, section

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

Usage: a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course

Similar words: course, class, grade, form

Definition: a body of students who are taught together

Usage: early morning classes are always sleepy


Synonyms: section, plane section

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

Similar words: expanse, area, surface area

Definition: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

Usage: the area of a rectangle; it was about 500 square feet in area


Synonyms: section

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

Usage: no section of the nation is more ardent than the South; there are three synagogues in the Jewish section

Similar words: area, country

Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country


Synonyms: section

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

Usage: sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

Similar words: slice

Definition: a thin flat piece cut off of some object


Synonyms: section

Definition: a land unit equal to 1 square mile

Similar words: square mile

Definition: an area of 640 acres

Synonyms for (verb) section

Synonyms: section, segment

Definition: divide into segments

Usage: segment an orange; segment a compound word

Similar words: divide, separate, part

Definition: come apart

Usage: The two pieces that we had glued separated