Definition for SEC'TION

SEC'TION, n. [Fr. from L. sectio; seco, to cut off.]

  1. The act of cutting, or of separating by cutting; as, the section of bodies. – Wotton.
  2. A part separated from the rest; a division.
  3. In books and writings, a distinct part or portion; the subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing or instrument. In laws, a section is sometimes called a paragraph or article. – Boyle. Locke.
  4. A distinct part of a city, town, country, or people; a part of territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct. Thus we say, the northern or eastern section of the United States, the middle section, the southern or western section.
  5. In geometry, a side or surface of a body or figure cut off by another; or the place where lines, planes, &c. cut each other. – Encyc.

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