- Surveying. a technique of ascertaining the location of a point by taking bearings from the point on two other points of known location.
- Surgery. the excision of all or part of an organ or tissue.
- surgery excision of part of a bone, organ, or other part
- surveying a method of fixing the position of a point by making angular observations to three fixed points
1610s, from Latin resectionem (moninative resectio), noun of action from past participle stem of resecare “cut off, cut loose” (see resect). Surgical sense is from 1775.
- Surgical removal of part of an organ or a structure.
- Removal of the articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint.
- Surgical removal of all or part of an organ, tissue, or structure. A wedge resection is removal of a piece of tissue that is triangularly shaped.