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section

noun [C]  /ˈsek·ʃən/ us  
a part of something: Dad always reads the sports section of the newspaper. He lived in a poor section of town. You’ll find ice cream in the frozen food section of the supermarket.

section

verb [T] /ˈsek·ʃən/
to divide something into parts: If the tooth is sectioned lenghtwise, ridges of alternating dark and light rings can be seen.
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Translations of “section”
in Korean 구획…
in Arabic قِسْم…
in French section, coupe…
in Turkish bölüm, kısım, kesit…
in Italian sezione, parte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部分, 片段…
in Russian часть, отдел, секция…
in Polish część, sekcja, przekrój…
in Spanish sección…
in Portuguese seção, área…
in German der Teil, der Schnitt…
in Catalan secció…
in Japanese 区域, 部, 課…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部分, 片段…
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