from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular district.
  • adjective Composed of or divided into component sections.
  • noun A piece of furniture made up of sections that can be used separately or together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Composed of or made up in several independent sections: as, the sectional hull of a ship.
  • Of or pertaining to some particular section or region; for or in regard to some particular part of a country as distinct from others; local: as, sectional interests; sectional prejudices; sectional spirit; sectional legislation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a section or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.
  • adjective Consisting of sections, or capable of being divided into sections.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Separating into sections.
  • adjective Relating to conflict between areas.
  • noun An item of furniture composed of modular sections; usually specifically a sectional sofa
  • noun sports A tournament or match held at the section level, typically between the regionals and the championships
  • noun music A band sectional, in which one section of a band or orchestra practices separately

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane)
  • noun a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
  • adjective consisting of or divided into sections
  • adjective related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of a territory or community or group of people


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