Section vs. Chapter

Section vs. Chapter — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Section and Chapter

Sectionnoun

One of several components; a piece.

Chapternoun

One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.

Sectionnoun

A subdivision of a written work.

Chapternoun

One of the main divisions of a video recording, usually accessible through an onscreen menu.

Sectionnoun

(Law) A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement

section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Chapternoun

A distinct period or sequence of events, as in history or a person's life

Steamboat travel opened a new chapter in America's exploration of the West.

Sectionnoun

A distinct portion of a newspaper

the sports section.

Chapternoun

A local branch of an organization, such as a club or fraternity

The Chicago chapter is admitting new members this year.

Sectionnoun

A distinct area of a town, county, or country

a residential section.

Chapternoun

An assembly of the canons of a church or of the members of a religious residence.

Sectionnoun

A land unit equal to one square mile (2.59 square kilometers), 640 acres, or 1/36 of a township.

Chapternoun

The canons of a church or the members of a religious residence considered as a group.

Sectionnoun

The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.

Chapternoun

A short scriptural passage read after the psalms in certain church services.

Sectionnoun

A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.

Chapternoun

(authorship) One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.

Detective novel writers try to keep up the suspense until the last chapter.

Sectionnoun

A segment of a fruit, especially a citrus fruit.

Chapternoun

A section of a social or religious body.

Sectionnoun

Representation of a solid object as it would appear if cut by an intersecting plane, so that the internal structure is displayed.

Chapternoun

An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.

Sectionnoun

(Music) A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir

the rhythm section.the woodwind section.

Chapternoun

An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.

Sectionnoun

A class or discussion group of students taking the same course

She taught three sections of English composition.

Chapternoun

A community of canons or canonesses.

Sectionnoun

A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.

Chapternoun

A bishop's council.

Sectionnoun

An area in a train's sleeping car containing an upper and lower berth.

Chapternoun

An organized branch of some society or fraternity, such as the Freemasons.

Sectionnoun

An army tactical unit smaller than a platoon and larger than a squad.

Chapternoun

A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.

Sectionnoun

A unit of vessels or aircraft within a division of armed forces.

Chapternoun

A chapter house.

Sectionnoun

One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.

Chapternoun

A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.

Sectionnoun

The character (§) used in printing to mark the beginning of a section.

Chapternoun

A decretal epistle.

Sectionnoun

This character used as the fourth in a series of reference marks for footnotes.

Chapternoun

(obsolete) A location or compartment.

Sectionnoun

(Informal) A cesarean section.

Chapterverb

To divide into chapters.

Sectionverb

To separate or divide into parts.

Chapterverb

To put into a chapter.

Sectionverb

To cut or divide (tissue) surgically.

Chapterverb

To use administrative procedure to remove someone.

Sectionverb

To shade or crosshatch (part of a drawing) to indicate sections.

Chapterverb

(transitive) To take to task.

Sectionverb

(Informal) To perform a cesarean section on.

Chapternoun

a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled;

he read a chapter every night before falling asleep

Sectionnoun

A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.

Chapternoun

any distinct period in history or in a person's life;

the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British historythe divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship

Sectionnoun

A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

Chapternoun

a local branch of some fraternity or association;

he joined the Atlanta chapter

Sectionnoun

(music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.

The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.

Chapternoun

an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church

Sectionnoun

A part of a document.

Chapternoun

a series of related events forming an episode;

a chapter of disasters

Sectionnoun

An act or instance of cutting.

Sectionnoun

A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).

Sectionnoun

(aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.

Sectionnoun

(surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.

Sectionnoun

(sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.

Sectionnoun

(botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.

Sectionnoun

(zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.

Sectionnoun

(military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.

Sectionnoun

(category theory) A right inverse.

Sectionnoun

(NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.

Sectionnoun

(Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.

Sectionnoun

(geology) A sequence of rock layers.

Sectionverb

To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

Sectionverb

(British) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.

Sectionverb

To perform a cesarean section on (someone).

Sectionnoun

a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);

he always turns first to the business sectionthe history of this work is discussed in the next section

Sectionnoun

a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;

sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

Sectionnoun

a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;

no section of the nation is more ardent than the Souththere are three synagogues in the Jewish section

Sectionnoun

one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;

a section of a fishing rodmetal sections were used below groundfinished the final segment of the road

Sectionnoun

a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon

Sectionnoun

one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;

the written part of the examthe finance section of the companythe BBC's engineering division

Sectionnoun

a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side

Sectionnoun

(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Sectionnoun

a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Sectionnoun

a small army unit usually having a special function

Sectionnoun

a specialized division of a large organization;

you'll find it in the hardware departmentshe got a job in the historical section of the Treasury

Sectionnoun

a segment of a citrus fruit;

he ate a section of the orange

Sectionnoun

the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Sectionverb

divide into segments;

segment an orangesegment a compound word