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Section vs. Compartment

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Sectionnoun

A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.

Compartmentnoun

A room, or section, or chamber

‘Two men were seated in a well-lighted compartment of a third-class railway carriage.’;

Sectionnoun

A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

Compartmentnoun

One of the parts into which an area is subdivided.

Sectionnoun

(music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.

‘The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.’;

Compartmentnoun

(biochemistry) Part of a protein that serves a specific function.

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Sectionnoun

A part of a document.

Compartmentnoun

(heraldry) A mound (often of grass) beneath the shield in a coat of arms on which the supporters stand.

Sectionnoun

An act or instance of cutting.

Compartmentnoun

(anatomy) A region in the body, delimited by a biological membrane.

Sectionnoun

A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).

Compartmentverb

(transitive) To arrange in separate compartments.

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Sectionnoun

(aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.

Compartmentnoun

One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.

‘In the midst was placed a large compartment composed of grotesque work.’;

Sectionnoun

(surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.

Compartmentnoun

One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.

Sectionnoun

(sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.

Compartmentnoun

a small space or subdivision for storage

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Sectionnoun

(botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.

Compartmentnoun

a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area

Sectionnoun

(zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.

Sectionnoun

(military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.

Sectionnoun

(category theory) A right inverse.

Sectionnoun

(NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.

Sectionnoun

(Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.

Sectionnoun

(geology) A sequence of rock layers.

Sectionverb

To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

Sectionverb

(British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.

Sectionverb

To perform a cesarean section on (someone).

Sectionnoun

The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.

Sectionnoun

A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.

Sectionnoun

A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character often used to denote such a division.

‘It is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections.’;

Sectionnoun

The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.

Sectionnoun

A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.

‘The extreme section of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics.’;

Sectionnoun

A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .

Sectionnoun

One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preëmption laws.

Sectionnoun

A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.

Sectionnoun

The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.

Sectionnoun

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’;

Sectionnoun

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

‘sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue’;

Sectionnoun

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’;

Sectionnoun

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’;

Sectionnoun

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

Sectionnoun

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

‘the written part of the exam’; ‘the finance section of the company’; ‘the BBC's engineering division’;

Sectionnoun

a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side

Sectionnoun

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

Sectionnoun

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

Sectionnoun

a small army unit usually having a special function

Sectionnoun

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’;

Sectionnoun

a segment of a citrus fruit;

‘he ate a section of the orange’;

Sectionnoun

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

Sectionverb

divide into segments;

‘segment an orange’; ‘segment a compound word’;

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