Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
section /'sekʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự cắt; chỗ cắt
    • phần cắt ra, đoạn cắt ra
    • khu vực
    • tiết đoạn (một quyển sách)
    • mặt cắt, tiết diện
      • vertical section: mặt cắt đứng
      • horizontal section: mặt cắt ngang
    • phân chi (đơn vị phân loại dưới giống, trên loài)
    • (quân sự) tiểu đội
    • (sinh vật học) lát cắt
      • microscopic section: lát cắt để nhìn qua kính hiển vi
    • tầng lớp nhân dân
      • he was popular with all section and classes: ông ấy được mọi tầng lớp, mọi giai cấp yêu mến
  • ngoại động từ
    • cắt, chia ra từng phần, sắp xếp thành từng nhóm, phân chia ra thành đoạn, phân chia thành khu vực
Concise Dictionary
+a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
+a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
+a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
+one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
+a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
+one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
+a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
+(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
+a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
+a small army unit usually having a special function
+a specialized division of a large organization
+a segment of a citrus fruit
+the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
+divide into segments
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 part, division, department, branch, sector, group, detachment, segment, portion, subdivision, component, element:
Sadler has been assigned to work in the research section. I never read the the sports section in the Sunday papers. Which sections of the country will vote for you? The string section needs practice before tonight's concert
2 sample, slice, cross-section, fraction:
It can be faulty to assume that the characteristics of the whole are necessarily represented in a small section of it. I examined a section of tissue under the microscope
3 part, stage, segment, portion, leg:
The first section of the journey was more comfortable than the last.
4 cut (up), divide (up), segment, split, cleave, measure out, apportion, allot, allocate:
The land was sectioned into four-acre parcels.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
part / piece
1 [C] any of the parts into which sth is divided: That section of the road is still closed. + The library has a large biology section. + the tail section of the plane
2 [C] a separate part of a structure from which the whole can be put together: The shed comes in sections that you assemble yourself.
of document / book
3 [C] a separate part of a document, book, etc: These issues will be discussed more fully in the next section. + the sports section of the newspaper + The report has a section on accidents at work.
group of people
4 [C] a separate group within a larger group of people: an issue that will affect large sections of the population + the brass section of an orchestra
of organization
5 [C] a department in an organization, institution, etc: He's the director of the finance section. + the section of the company dealing with customer services
6 [C] a drawing or diagram of sth as it would look if it were cut from top to bottom or from one side to the other: The illustration shows a section through a leaf. + The architect drew the house in section.
7 [C, U] (medical) the act of cutting or separating sth in an operation: The surgeon performed a section (= made a cut) on the vein.
See also - CAESAREAN
8 [C] (medical, biology) a very thin flat piece cut from body tissue to be looked at under a MICROSCOPE: to examine a section from the kidney
+ verb [VN]
medical / biology
1 (medical) to divide body tissue by cutting
2 (biology) to cut animal or plant tissue into thin slices in order to look at it under a MICROSCOPE
mental patient
3 [often passive] (BrE) to officially send sb with a mental illness to a PSYCHIATRIC hospital
Phrasal Verbs: section sth<->off to separate an area from a larger one: Parts of the town had been sectioned off.
Collocation Dictionary


large, long
Large sections of the forest have been destroyed by acid rain. a long section of roadway
| short, small | main | personnel, political (in a company, an organization, etc.)
He works in the embassy's political section.
| business, finance, travel, etc.
(of a newspaper)
| biology, history, reference, etc.
(in a library)
| brass, percussion, rhythm, string, wind, woodwind
(in an orchestra)
| cello, horn, etc. (in an orchestra)


divide sth into
The book is divided into chapters, sections and sub-sections.


manager (in a company, an organization, etc.)


in a/the ~
You'll find the book in the music section.
| in ~s
The table comes in sections.
| under ~ (relating to a section of a law, etc.)
The case was the first prosecution under Section 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988.


a section of society
an area populated largely by the poorer sections of society

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