Translation of section in Spanish:

section

sección, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n//ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (of object, newspaper, orchestra) sección feminine
      (of machine, piece of furniture) parte feminine
      (of road) tramo masculine
      (of city, population, public opinion) sector masculine
      (of orange) gajo masculine
      the first section of the book la primera parte del libro
      • (of document) section two, subsection one artículo dos, punto / inciso primero
      • The supply network to Johannesburg consumers is to be divided into 40 sections, with one section being converted at a time.
      • It is divided into six sections, with each section containing six chapters, for a total of 36 chapters.
      • A team of 12 engineers and contractors spent six weeks using heavy cutting gear to separate the two sections.
      • Inside it was divided into two distinct sections.
      • The book is divided into three main sections covering background, methods, and applications.
      • The profile information is presented individually town-by-town with a separate section devoted to our rural areas.
      • Well, that must be right because those two sections apply in civil cases.
      • She had taken all reasonable steps to take and act on advice as required by section 14A.
      • The menu is divided into two distinct sections but you can pick and choose accordingly.
      • This exhibition is divided into two sections, the first section involves 16 participants tutored by Bridget O'Hara.
      • But the last section entitled " Balzac the observer " has universal relevance.
      • And I don't separate sections of posts with rows of asterisks, either.
      • This tent was separated into two sections by a heavy partition.
      • His report mentioned one section which dealt with the historical evolution of the village.
      • Where there is a non-smoking pub there should also be one that is smoking (or separated sections in the same pub.)
      • But Review remains a separate section and it's all the better for it.
      • Separate sections have been designed for younger children and toddlers.
      • You can click on separate sections for news and image searches - a fairly standard feature these days.
      • If anything the park should be bigger, with separate novice and expert sections, seating for parents, toilets and a burger bar.
      • Divided into five distinct sections, each portion emphasises different aspects of Shingon Buddhism.
      • Use the crimping plates on small sections of the separated pieces down the length of your hair.
      • After its eight-bar introduction, the movement divides into three distinct sections plus a coda.
      • Part down the middle, then divide hair into sections, front to back.
      • After lifting and dividing, replant sections from outside the clump and discard the old center.
      • I mean, the odd thing is that Clinton devoted a large section of the book to his childhood.
      • The section titled Structural Integrity addresses the structural integrity of the computational approach.
      • It was basically a giant wedge divided into three sections front to back.
      • The descriptions of the varied habits of thomsonite presented below are divided into two sections based on cavity size.
      • Like Stryk, he divided the book into sections and did not arrange the poems specifically by previous book titles.
      • There were arches in the room and some audience members were sitting in separate sections.
      • It includes a full section devoted to the years 1937-1945.
      • A separate section is devoted to the various types of fishing nets used by fishermen communities in the south.
      • The film is divided into three distinct sections.
      • Food Safety is separated into sections in the report.
      • The room has three separate sections with different temperatures.
      • Perhaps you could include a small section devoted to explaining the 100 most common acronyms.
      • They say that the buildings and structures enhance the look of the gardens and help to break them up into separate sections.
      • Now, Justice Sully assumed that section 11A applied, did he not?
      • Timetables of express and passenger trains of all the four railway zones have been provided in separate sections.
      • The book's three sections cover ambiguity in three areas: news, measurement, and explanation.
      • The collection is divided into four sections with each section arranged around a particular subject.

    • 1.2US (unit of land measurement)

      640 acres o 2,59km²
      • Here they talk about acres, but in West Texas we measure land in sections.
      • With the help of other concerned citizens, they eventually succeeded in gaining a permit to graze their flocks on 14 sections of Forest Service land.

  • 2

    • 2.1(department)

      sección feminine
      (manager/supervisor) (before noun) de sección
      the design section la sección de diseño
      • Tickets for a match must be sold in a way so that fans of rival teams occupy separate sections of a stadium.
      • We still represent a very large section of the population.
      • Last year Swinney, who has faced constant sniping about his leadership credentials from some sections within the party, faced down a challenge by Glasgow activist Bill Wilson.
      • There are sections within the government that are putting new and difficult demands for the GAM to fulfill.
      • There exists within sections of the white electorate a deep cynicism towards the traditional political parties.
      • Trimble, who said he felt euphoric after the result, vowed to try to persuade all sections of the party to support him.
      • Within sections of the armed forces too, a particular interpretation of religion was institutionalised.
      • With that Steve walked over to the men's section of the store.
      • The ecumenism was typical of the girl and of the city, or at least of certain sections within it.
      • This is much more about tensions within different sections of communities.
      • Cruise has just launched some new jewellery sections within its stores, and there are some really interesting individual pieces.
      • No section of society should be deprived of an education to the highest level.
      • This was the line pursued at the time by the body politic and large sections of the media to justify a knee-jerk reaction and savage state repression.
      • The inmates are kept together in a dormitory kind of set up with separate sections for men and women.
      • In the children's section of department stores and in banks there are often toys to be found.
      • The professional section of the bourgeoisie gradually lost its former autonomy and social distinction.
      • We recognize there is goodwill within certain sections of the government at a state level to tackle this problem.
      • Support for vouchers is growing within sections of the Democratic Party.
      • The government has already alienated a large section of the population through existing anti-terror legislation.
      • They accused some sections of that body of trying to frustrate the inquiry.

    • 2.2Military

      sección feminine
      • Its military, working dog section consists of a single dog and it doesn't even belong to the Air Force.
      • Due to the nature of current combat operations in Iraq, our primary mounted maneuver unit is the section.
      • Military and DA civilian leaders have responsibility for what their sections, units, or organizations do or fail to do.
      • This latter cavalry regiment had sent one section still farther forward into Persia.
      • A unit of action may vary from a nine-man infantry section through to a 3500-person brigade.
      • Soldiers will be trained to deploy as individuals, sections or units.
      • Basson is still working for South Africa in its military's medical section.
      • In Bosnia, IO staff sections were formed in units below brigade.
      • It has tested each of you as an individual and, more importantly, as part of a war fighting infantry section.
      • It is our tank sections and infantry squads that invariably make contact with hostile forces, not companies or battalions.

  • 3

    (in geometry, drawing)
    sección feminine
    corte masculine
    a vertical/horizontal section una sección / un corte vertical/horizontal
    • The vector field represents a vertical section through a vortex ring.
    • This technique involves mentally dividing the image in the viewfinder up into a grid of three horizontal and vertical sections.
  • 4

    • 4.1(thin slice)

      sección feminine
      • Serial transverse sections showed homogeneous pale red-brown parenchyma without discrete abnormality.
      • Immunohistochemical studies were performed using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections of the cyst wall.
      • The animal from which the tissue sections are prepared is important.
      • Sets of transverse, serial thin sections were prepared to document growth and increase in detail.
      • At least three tissue sections from each of the 49 biopsy samples from the 15 patients considered were analyzed.

    • 4.2(in surgery)

      sección feminine
      • The mother had an elective cesarean section in order to ensure proper management of the airway during delivery.
      • Obviously, if you have to deliver via Caesarian section it will take longer for you to get back on your bike.
      • Once considered unthinkable, vaginal delivery after a previous caesarean section remains a safe option for many women.
      • No staining in the retina or any other parts of the body was detected on sections.
      • On coronal sections, a mass measuring 4 cm in diameter was observed in the right frontal lobe white matter.


transitive verb

  • 1

    (divide)
    (area/map) dividir
    (line) segmentar
    they sectioned off part of the office separaron parte de la oficina con una mampara (or tabique etc.)
    • The restrictions will apply when the pool is sectioned into lanes.
    • Israeli forces had sectioned Gaza into three parts, closing off the coastal road in front of Netzarim to all traffic.
    • The brush is sectioned so that the bristles appear at regular intervals around the barrel.
    • The space was simply sectioned with a seating area to one end and a bespoke stainless-steel kitchen to the other.
    • I sectioned the long whiskey barrel staves with the chainsaw.
    • The only way to tell a dolphin's age for definite is by sectioning a tooth, said Mr Whooley.
    • The common room was a large circular room, with three-quarters of the walls being sectioned into small little box-shaped cubby holes where university students got their usual circulars, mail, etc. etc.
    • I thought about sectioning it but in the end went for the long-list system which makes me look well read.
    • To prevent copying, DVDs are sectioned into blocks that are each encrypted using a content scrambling system.
    • They've already sectioned the house into a rich and poor side, they've sent a contestant to South Africa, they've made the house ‘evil’.
  • 2

    (cut through)
    (rock/prism) seccionar
    (rock/prism) hacer un corte de
    • The vastus medialis muscle, which completely surrounds the patella in the pig, was sectioned to expose the articular capsule.
    • Because of their predominantly vertical orientation, the basilar segmental bronchi of the right lower lobe are routinely sectioned transversely on CT.
    • On sectioning the liver, diffuse tan miliary lesions surrounded by dark red hemorrhagic tissue were seen.
    • If these foci are sectioned perfectly, diagnosis is not difficult because the parallel arrangement of the prongs is obvious.
    • At autopsy, the heart was longitudinally sectioned through the left atrium and left ventricle.
  • 3British

    Medicine
    internar en un hospital siquiátrico
    • It is therefore highly unlikely that he will be abstinent from alcohol unless he was sectioned and in a locked environment.
    • He was taken from his home in Brentwood and sectioned under the mental health act.
    • In 2003, he was sectioned under the mental health act and diagnosed as suffering from manic depression.
    • He was sectioned to Green Lane Hospital in 2002 although he escaped regularly and went home.
    • She was sectioned to a mental hospital in Marrakesh.