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section (federal code)

A particularly numbered subpart of some federal law.The text of any federal law may be found by going to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel at uscode.house.gov and clicking on “Search the U.S. Code.” Laws written as, for example,“26 U.S.C. Section 121,”“26 U.S.C. §121,”or sometimes “U.S.C.A.”or “U.S.C.S.”consist of a “title”(26 in the example) and a “section”(121 in the example).Entering the appropriate title and section will bring up the text of the law. See also U.S.C.


section (of land)

A section is a specific area of land measuring 1 square mile. See public land survey system.

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Germination observed at 18 h was 24 [+ or -] 3% on abdominal sections, 10 [+ or -] 3% on the pronotum and beak, 35 [+ or -] 3% on the eyes, and 9 [+ or -] 2% on scales on ventral abdominal sections (Fig.
Instead, the researchers found a pair of small, sensitive spots on each of two abdominal sections.