section applies to a relatively small or uniform part.
the entertainment section of the newspaper
segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage.
the retired segment of the population
fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off.
only a fragment of the play still exists
the upper section of the bridge
This section of the road is closed.
the frozen food section in the supermarket
the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn
Do you want to sit in the nonsmoking section?
The dictionary includes a section on signs and symbols. Section 1123 of the bankruptcy code.
ads that target one section of the population
The siding comes in five-foot sections. Verb
Peel and section the orange. Section the chicken and marinate the parts.
She was sectioned by the judge. See More
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One section became their residence; another, Kiefer’s studio, with the second story removed to reveal 40-foot-high ceilings.
Jay Cheshes, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 More than one-third of the trail has been built in sections over the years, including, in recent years, the section in Calumet Park, which runs along a service road.
Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune, 14 Nov. 2022 The Times’ Opinion section asked civic leaders for ideas about how to make L.A. government better able to solve problems.
Ada Tsengassistant Editor, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2022 The Jaguars won their second straight section title, last year’s coming in DII.
Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2022 That rooting section will be down one Saturday as Skye, a member of the Fountain Hills High School cross country team, will be competing in the state championships.
Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 12 Nov. 2022 Both are on Vol. 1; the 19th-century section of Vol.
Allan Kozinn, WSJ, 12 Nov. 2022 This offered a few advantages, said Dr. Katy Rezvani, an oncologist and section chief of cell therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who was not involved in the research.
Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2022 Images on Google Maps show the divided highway does not appear to have sidewalks or streetlights along that section and at times has no shoulder.
Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 11 Nov. 2022
Use it to section off an area or to create a makeshift dressing room in your bedroom.
Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, 27 July 2022 Each night, strictly section off your time for the next day to focus on specific tasks.
Brian Cristiano, Forbes, 5 May 2022 For a taxpayer excluding $10 million of capital gain at the 100% exclusion percentage, the tax savings can approach $3 million, assuming the seller’s home state conforms to section 1202.
Daniel Mayo, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Walls have been inserted to section off two bedrooms, but sliding doors mean that the space can be opened out or closed off.
Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 Just section off several braids and wrap them into bantu knots.
Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 24 Sep. 2021 Tip: To create Dutch or French braid pigtails, a.k.a. a double braid, create a center part and section off one side of hair before focusing the braiding technique on the other.
Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 20 Sep. 2021 Pompano Beach City Hall scrambled to get cones for the volunteers to section off the area quickly from human intruders who could wreak havoc.
Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 5 July 2021 Outdoor rugs look great on patios or even to section off an outdoor living space in a backyard with a dining table or a sofa and chairs.
Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 14 June 2021 See More
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Latin section-, sectio, from secare to cut — more at saw