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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: section /ˈsekʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    something, or a group of things, that forms part of a larger group
    section of:

    He condemned the campaign that is being mounted in some sections of the press.

    1. a.
      a part of a newspaper, book, or other piece of writing that may be considered separately

      The story was reported on the front page of the business section.

    2. b.
      a part of a legal document

      The court ruled under section 82 of the Land Registration Act.

    3. c.
      a part of a road or path

      That section of the highway is closed for repairs.

    4. d.
      a part of an object

      Only two sections of the original walls remain.

  2. 2
    an area within a place

    The frozen-foods section is in the back of the store.

    1. a.
      an area in a town or city
      section of:

      This section of town is mainly residential.


the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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