section


section
noun
ADJECTIVE
opening
concluding, final, middle
following, next, subsequent
preceding, previous
large, small

Large sections of the forest have been destroyed by acid rain.

long, short

a long section of roadway

main
separate, special
business, entertainment, finance, news, travel, etc. (of a newspaper, website, etc.)
biology, fiction, history, reference, etc. (in a library, bookshop/bookstore, etc.)
brass, percussion, rhythm, string, wind, woodwind (in an orchestra)
cello, horn, etc. (in an orchestra)
tail (of a plane)
VERB + SECTION
dedicate, devote

A whole section is devoted to mental illness.

add, remove

The new edition of the dictionary adds a section on phrasal verbs.

skip

I skipped the section on garden design.

divide sth into

The book is divided into chapters, sections and subsections.

SECTION + NOUN
leader, manager (esp. BrE) (in a company, an organization, etc.)
PREPOSITION
in a/the section

You'll find the book in the music section.

in sections

The table comes in sections.

under section (relating to a section of a law, etc.)

The case was the first prosecution under Section 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

PHRASES
a section of society

an area populated largely by the poorer sections of society


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