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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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The author, R W Felkin, reported that this was the only country in Central Africa where indigenous healers practised abdominal section in the hope of saving both mother and child.
Muscle imbalance in the low back area such as excessive curve in the lumbar spine (swayback) can stretch the abdominal muscles and give the appearance of a protruding abdominal section. The hip flexor, abdominal or back extensor groups may be out of balance and cause this excessive arching of the low back.
The pants comprise a front abdominal section and a rear section joined to form a waist opening.