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section(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (part of something)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of an airplane, library or supermarket)
I prefer to sit in the front section of the plane; I get dizzy if I sit in the back section.Prefiero sentarme en la sección delantera del avión; me mareo si me siento en la sección trasera.
b. la parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of an object or structure)
The lamp fell off the table, and a section of the shade broke off.La lámpara se cayó de la mesa, y se le desprendió una parte de la pantalla.
c. el tramo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a road)
The accident blocked a large section of the road.El accidente bloqueó un gran tramo de la carretera.
d. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of a city or district)
Construction is booming in the touristic section of town.La construcción está en auge en la zona turística de la ciudad.
e. el sector
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a group of people)
Children under five years of age constitute one of the most vulnerable sections of the population.Los niños menores de cinco años constituyen uno de los sectores más vulnerables de la población.
f. el gajo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a fruit)
As a finishing touch, add three or four sections of an orange to the salad.Como toque final, agregue tres o cuatro gajos de naranja a la ensalada.
2. (part of a text)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of a newspaper or a document)
The election rules are clearly stipulated on section three of this document.Las normas electorales están claramente estipuladas en la sección tres de este documento.
b. el capítulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a book)
For further reference, please see section 3 of this handbook.Para mayor información, por favor véase el capítulo 3 de este manual.
c. el punto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a written document)
This report is divided in three main sections.Este informe está dividido en tres puntos principales.
3. (music)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He plays the violin in the string section of the orchestra.Toca el violín en la sección de cuerda de la orquesta.
4. (medicine)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I read that about 30% of babies in the United States are delivered via cesarean section.Leí que alrededor del 30% de los bebés en los Estados Unidos nacen mediante sección cesárea.
5. (geometry)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This diagram shows a transverse section of the building.Este diagrama muestra un corte transversal del edificio.
b. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The architect drew a section of the house to show me a vertical view of his proposed kitchen remodel.El arquitecto dibujó una sección de la casa para mostrarme una vista vertical de su propuesta de remodelación de la cocina.
6. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el grupo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Alicia teaches two Spanish 101 sections.Alicia está a cargo de dos grupos de Español 101.
b. la comisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
How many Math sections are there in the morning?¿Cuántas comisiones de matemáticas hay a la mañana?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (to cut through)
a. seccionar
Some tissue was sectioned for study under the microscope.Se seccionó parte del tejido para estudiarlo en el microscopio.
b. partir
You will need a sharp knife to properly section and peel fruits.Necesitarás un cuchillo bien afilado para partir y pelar adecuadamente la fruta.
8. (to divide)
a. dividir
My aunt wants to section her farm in several smaller lots and sell them at a good price.Mi tía quiere dividir su finca en varias parcelas pequeñas y venderlas a buen precio.
9. (psychiatry) (United Kingdom)
a. internar en un centro psiquiátrico
His behavior was so erratic and dangerous that his family decided to have him sectioned.Su comportamiento se volvió tan errático y peligroso que su familia decidió internarlo en un centro psiquiátrico.
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section
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (music)
a.
the brass/string sectionla sección de metal/cuerda
all sections of societytodos los sectores de la sociedad
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (cut)
a. seccionar
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section [ˈsekʃən]
noun
1 (part) [of pipeline, road] tramo (m)
The oil spill in Alaska was due to a damaged section of pipeline
[of self-assembly item] pieza (f); parte (f)
I had nearly assembled the bookcase when I saw I had two sections left over
[of orange etc] gajo (m); [of book, text] parte (f); [of code, law] artículo (m); [of document, report] apartado (m); punto (m)
The report contains a section on how to approach the Spanish market The lawyer referred to a section in the 1938 Food and Drugs Act There was a dispute over a section of the will dealing with the house and contents ...Section 5, Appendix 2A
[of orchestra] sección (f)
the orchestra is composed of 4 main sections the brass/string/percussion/woodwind section She works in the company's personnel section
[of country] región (f); [of community, opinion] sector (m)
A substantial section of the [community] lives at subsistence level
[of town] (Britain) sector (m); zona (f)
Police closed off a busy section of London's West End.
(US) (district) barrio (m)
the Washington Heights section of Manhattan
the ship was transported in sections el barco fue trasladado por partes; the bookcase comes in sections la estantería viene desmontada (en piezas or partes); the first-class section of the train los vagones de primera clase del tren; passports section sección (f) de pasaportes; the sports/finance section [of newspaper] la sección de deportes/economía; in all sections of the public en todos los sectores del público
The ship was transported in sections and built in a hangar
2 (cut) (in diagram, dissection) sección (f); corte (m)
cross section sección (f) transversal; the research was compiled using a cross section of the British population el estudió se realizó utilizando un sector representativo de la población británica
The illustration on page 84 is a section of the human brain They found the oil by looking at maps and \geological sections
3 (Med) (also Caesarean section)
transitive verb
1 (divide) partir; trocear
it holds vegetables in place while they are being peeled or sectioned
2 [+mentally ill person] internar en un psiquiátrico
modifier
section mark (n) párrafo (m)
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