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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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In 1998, as the deadline for plan submission drew close, the EPA agreed to keep certain RMP sections off the Internet.
Last summer, Mitchen and company worked four adjacent 40-acre sections off Roy's Point, once the site of a large sawmill.
Another connection between Conner's art and this sentence lies in the sentence type itself, which, like Conner's panoramic frame, sections off a seemingly boundless continuum.