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English definition of “section”

section

noun [C] (PART)    /ˈsek.ʃən/
B1 one of the parts that something is divided into: the sports section of the newspaper the tail section of an aircraft Does the restaurant have a non-smoking section? The poorest sections of the community have much worse health. He was charged under section 17 of the Firearms Act (= according to that part of the law).Words meaning parts of things
(Definition of section noun (PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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