Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To divide into sections, especially into geographic sections.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render sectional in scope or spirit.

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

  • transitive verb United States To divide according to geographical sections or local interests.

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

  • verb transitive To divide into sections.

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

  • verb divide into sections, especially into geographic sections

Etymologies

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sectional +‎ -ize

Examples

  • They're strictly for the use of the junta, which uses the road roads "to sectionalize areas of Karen State" and service base camps.

    Russ Wellen: Twin-Track Talks in Burma Raise Peace Hopes

  • We have procedures drills for testing relays and all of these sorts of devices that would enable to you sectionalize and isolate a problem when it occurs.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2003

  • The question here is why did it spread, why didn't it isolate itself and sectionalize itself just to the local area that was having the problem?

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2003

  • Also, you can sectionalize a fault in or out of the co by testing "in" or "out" using MDF.

    Phrack Issue #18 (Crimson Death's Issue)

  • Logcp and loc2 can also be used to sectionalize a one-sided resistive fault.

    Phrack Issue #18 (Crimson Death's Issue)

  • In fact, it would have a tendency to sectionalize the party by which the change is made.

    The Facts of Reconstruction

  • Nothing did more to sectionalize Northern opinion and fire the Northern heart, and to lash the fury of the rank and file of those who were urged to vote as they had shot and who had hoisted above them the Bloody Shirt for a banner.

    Marse Henry : an autobiography,

  • Nothing did more to sectionalize Northern opinion and fire the Northern heart, and to lash the fury of the rank and file of those who were urged to vote as they had shot and who had hoisted above them the Bloody Shirt for a banner.

    Marse Henry (Volume 1) An Autobiography

  • Nothing did more to sectionalize Northern opinion and fire the Northern heart, and to lash the fury of the rank and file of those who were urged to vote as they had shot and who had hoisted above them the Bloody Shirt for a banner.

    Marse Henry, Complete An Autobiography

  • On the whole, the principal results of the struggle were, to sectionalize parties more completely, ripen Southern sentiment towards secession, and combine wavering voters in the free-States in support of Republican doctrines.

    Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02

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