from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular district.
- adj. Composed of or divided into component sections.
- n. A piece of furniture made up of sections that can be used separately or together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Separating into sections.
- adj. Relating to conflict between areas.
- n. An item of furniture composed of modular sections; usually specifically a sectional sofa
- n. A tournament or match held at the section level, typically between the regionals and the championships
- n. A band sectional, in which one section of a band or orchestra practices separately
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a section or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.
- adj. Consisting of sections, or capable of being divided into sections.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane)
- n. a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
- adj. consisting of or divided into sections
- adj. related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of a territory or community or group of people
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Mr. Fillmore took strong ground against what he called a sectional ticket presenting both candidates from the free states, with the avowed purpose of one part of the Union ruling over the whole United
This does sound very similar to what Brown's close ally Ed Balls in August 2006 described as "short-term sectional gestures on taxation" after Blairite Stephen Byers called for the abolition of inheritance tax.
Open field in sectional qualifying and decided to make this Southern Hills his professional debut.
He failed in sectional qualifying, shooting 74-80 -- 154 to miss the cut.
ANC, in the long term, guarantee the best interest of the country as a whole as opposed to the short-term sectional interests devised by the grand Apartheid strategy of the past.
The policy of making freedom national and slavery sectional is being pursued with vigour by the Federal
Well, I wonder if Lincon had that problem with the so called sectional violence of the times?
This situation increased costs, increased the frantic search for jobs, and above all developed what we could call a sectional attitude.
It was the opprobrium of the Republican party in the Presidential campaign of 1860, that the Southern States were not, in any but a limited degree, represented in its ranks; and so it was called a sectional party.
Both houses passed strong anti-protective tariff resolutions by large majorities, Whigs joining with Democrats in the condemnation of what they rightly termed sectional legislation.
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