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Section vs. Partial

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Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

existing as a part or portion; incomplete

‘So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.’;

Sectionnoun

A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

Partialadjective

(computer science) describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates

‘It's easy to prove partial correctness, but it's not obvious that it is also totally correct.’;

Sectionnoun

(music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.

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

Partialadjective

biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute

‘The referee is blatantly partial!’;

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Sectionnoun

A part of a document.

Partialadjective

(followed by the preposition to) having a predilection for something

Sectionnoun

An act or instance of cutting.

Partialadjective

(mathematics) of or relating to a partial derivative or partial differential

Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

(botany) subordinate

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Sectionnoun

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

Partialnoun

(mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables while holding the other variables constant.

Sectionnoun

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

Partialnoun

(music) Any of the sine waves which make up a complex tone; often an overtone or harmonic of the fundamental.

Sectionnoun

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

Partialnoun

(dentistry) dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

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Sectionnoun

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

Partialnoun

(forensics) An incomplete fingerprint

Sectionnoun

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

Partialnoun

A fragment of a template containing markup.

Sectionnoun

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

Partialverb

To take the partial regression coefficient.

Sectionnoun

(category theory) A right inverse.

Partialadjective

Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.

Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; biased; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.

‘Ye have been partial in the law.’;

Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

Having a predilection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.

‘Not partial to an ostentatious display.’;

Sectionnoun

(geology) A sequence of rock layers.

Partialadjective

Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole.

Sectionverb

To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

Partialnoun

the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

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.

Partialnoun

a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

Sectionverb

To perform a cesarean section on (someone).

Partialadjective

being or affecting only a part; not total;

‘a partial description of the suspect’; ‘partial collapse’; ‘a partial eclipse’; ‘a partial monopoly’; ‘partial immunity’;

Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

showing favoritism

Sectionnoun

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

Partialadjective

(followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for;

‘fond of chocolate’; ‘partial to horror movies’;

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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