[sek-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˈsɛk ʃə nlˌɪz əm/
excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit, prejudice, etc.
excessive or narrow-minded concern for local or regional interests as opposed to the interests of the whole
[sek-shuh-nl-ahyz] /ˈsɛk ʃə nlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), sectionalized, sectionalizing. 1. to render sectional. 2. to divide into sections, especially geographical sections. sectionalize /ˈsɛkʃənəˌlaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to render sectional 2. to divide into sections, esp geographically
noun, Railroads. 1. the boss of a section gang.
noun 1. a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness as determined by an Army Regulation in effect from 1922 to 1944. 2. a soldier receiving such a discharge. section eight
noun, Railroads. 1. a group of workers who take care of a section of railroad track.