sec·​tion·​al | \ ˈsek-shnəl How to pronounce sectional (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of sectional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to a section
b : local or regional rather than general in character sectional interests
2 : consisting of or divided into sections sectional furniture



Definition of sectional (Entry 2 of 2)

: a piece of furniture made up of modular units capable of use separately or in various combinations

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Other Words from sectional


sectionally adverb

Examples of sectional in a Sentence

Adjective a sectional drawing of a ship
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Avon won a sectional championship in 2018-19 under coach Jeff Holloway but dropped to 6-15 last season. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 17 July 2021 Parkland continued its run by sweeping the sectional title with back-to-back wins over Plantation, 9-3 and 8-5. Gary Curreri,, 2 July 2021 Advancing to their first sectional final, the top-seeded Panthers (18-0) rode a balanced attack and a smothering defensive approach at Pisani Stadium to earn a date against No., 25 June 2021 After winning the first sectional championship since 2015, the season finally came to an end for Floyd Central. Phillip Steinmetz, The Courier-Journal, 7 June 2021 This sectional seats up to five adults and comes with a table where everyone can set their drinks, snacks, and belongings. Rebecca Norris, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2021 That is obviously a big loss for North Central, which appeared to be building something coming off a 13-10 season and a sectional championship game appearance. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 7 July 2021 The Boca Raton Little League Senior Division All-Star team had won five straight District 10 titles but never advanced past the sectional game until now. Gary Curreri,, 1 July 2021 The sectional title was the first for the Sailors since 2018, and the only senior, Pat DeMatteo, is a transfer from BC High — so the experience is new for everyone in the program., 27 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Its soft aesthetic blends seamlessly while its substantial size accommodates both sides of the sectional., 17 July 2021 Turkey Run won its first sectional in 1990 and had a team in 1993 the Newlin brothers thought could make a deep tournament run. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2021 It’s the first time Lake Central has won its sectional since Crown Point started playing in it. Mike Hutton,, 4 June 2021 While the sectional is built to last in outdoor climates, a sofa cover will prevent fading. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, 7 July 2021 The scoring mistake also affected the individual qualifiers from the sectional. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2021 In this regional, Pike was without its 1,600-meter relay team, which was disqualified at the sectional in a ruling appealed to the Indiana High School Athletic Association. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 28 May 2021 In the sectional at Riverton Parke, Turkey Run blanked Rockville (8-0) and Riverton Parke (7-0). Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2021 Chris Wiatr, from Woodbury, who graduated in 2015, missed the last qualifying spot in a playoff Tuesday morning at the sectional in Columbus, Ohio. Dom Amore,, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of sectional


1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sectional was in 1806

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21 Jul 2021

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“Sectional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sectional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: showing how something would look if it were cut from the top to the bottom
: concerned only with one part of a group or community
: made up of sections that can be put together or taken apart easily



English Language Learners Definition of sectional (Entry 2 of 2)

US : a type of long seat (called a sofa) that has three or more separate sections


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