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noun (CUT)    /ˈsek.ʃən/
[C or U] specialized medical a cut made in part of the body in an operationSurgery [C] specialized medical a caesarean (section)BirthPregnancy [C] specialized biology a very thin slice of a part of an animal, plant, or other object made in order to see its structure: Each section is mounted on a slide and examined under the microscope.Words meaning small pieces and amounts [C] specialized architecture, geology, engineering a drawing or model that shows the structure of something by cutting part of it away: This vertical section of the soil shows four basic soil layers.Painting, drawing and printingModels and moulds [C] the shape of a flat surface that is produced when an object is cut into separate piecesParts of geometrical shapes in section showing what something would look like if the surface was cut away and you could see inside: The first diagram is a view of the shop from the street, and the second shows it in section.Painting, drawing and printing
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