1. How I can replace the word "section" as the meaning of a part of a website? For example: "Friends section", "Event section", "Messages section" etc.
  2. Can I name a small part of a webpage "a block"?

For example: This "block" of friends on my facebook page.


  • What's wrong with section? Why do you want to replace it?
    – moonstar
    Jan 20, 2014 at 17:32
  • To get rid of tautology. Jan 20, 2014 at 18:04

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  1. Synonyms for section in this context could include group, category, area, unit, division, part, and bit. However, none of these would be particularly appropriate for distinguishing sections of a website, either because their connotations aren't quite right, or because they're rarely used in such a way, and therefore would draw attention to themselves--which is probably not what you want. If you really don't like the word "section," consider not using a word at all, and just referring to "Friends," "Events," "Messages," etc.
  2. In that particular case I think you'd be more likely to see the Facebook widget itself be referred to as a box.

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