section

section sec‧tion [ˈsekʆn] noun
1. [countable] one of the parts of an organization or department:

• You will need to speak to the manager of the marketing services section.

• Toyota suffered its biggest drop in profit since its sales and manufacturing sections merged.

ˈfirst ˌsection [singular] FINANCE
the group of companies listed on a stockmarket that are considered to be the biggest and the most important:

• Tokyo stocks on the first section ended flat.

ˈsecond ˌsection [singular] FINANCE
the group of companies listed on a stockmarket that are considered to be smaller and less important:

• The second section index was down 8.13 points.

2. [countable] one of the parts of a document, book, newspaper etc:

• The lease qualifies for special protection under section 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

• I usually read the business section of the newspaper first.

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section UK US /ˈsekʃən/ noun [C]
COMMUNICATIONS one of the parts of a book, newspaper, website, etc. that deals with a particular subject: »

The article appeared in the business section of the Sunday Times.

a section on sth »

The website has a useful section on business law.

LAW one of the parts that a document or law is divided into, each of which has its own number: under section 2/20, etc. of sth »

The purchaser could have brought an action against the vendor under section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act.

MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE one of the parts of an organization: »

His section was due to be audited.

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the Accounting and Finance Section

See also DEPARTMENT(Cf. ↑department), FIRST SECTION(Cf. ↑first section), SECOND SECTION(Cf. ↑second section), THIRD SECTION(Cf. ↑third section)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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