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Clause vs. Section — What's the Difference?

Clause vs. Section — What's the Difference?

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Clause

In language, a clause is a constituent that links a semantic predicand (expressed or not) and a semantic predicate. A typical clause consists of a subject and a syntactic predicate, the latter typically a verb phrase, a verb with any objects and other modifiers.
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Section

One of several components; a piece.
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Clause

(Grammar) A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
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Section

A subdivision of a written work.
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Clause

A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document.
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Section

(Law) A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
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Clause

(grammar) A verb, its necessary grammatical arguments, and any adjuncts affecting them.
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Section

A distinct portion of a newspaper
The sports section.
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Clause

(grammar) A verb along with its subject and their modifiers. If a clause provides a complete thought on its own, then it is an independent (superordinate) clause; otherwise, it is (subordinate) dependent.
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Section

A distinct area of a town, county, or country
A residential section.
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Clause

(legal) A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.
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Section

A land unit equal to one square mile (2.59 square kilometers), 640 acres, or 1/36 of a township.
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Clause

To amend (a bill of lading or similar document).
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Section

The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
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Clause

A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
The usual attestation clause to a will.
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Section

A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
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Clause

A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
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Section

A segment of a fruit, especially a citrus fruit.
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Clause

See Letters clause or Letters close, under Letter.
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Section

Representation of a solid object as it would appear if cut by an intersecting plane, so that the internal structure is displayed.
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Clause

(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
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Section

(Music) A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir
The rhythm section.
The woodwind section.
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Clause

A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
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Section

A class or discussion group of students taking the same course
She taught three sections of English composition.
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Section

A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
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Section

An area in a train's sleeping car containing an upper and lower berth.
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Section

An army tactical unit smaller than a platoon and larger than a squad.
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Section

A unit of vessels or aircraft within a division of armed forces.
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Section

One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.
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Section

The character (§) used in printing to mark the beginning of a section.
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Section

This character used as the fourth in a series of reference marks for footnotes.
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Section

(Informal) A cesarean section.
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Section

To separate or divide into parts.
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Section

To cut or divide (tissue) surgically.
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Section

To shade or crosshatch (part of a drawing) to indicate sections.
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Section

(Informal) To perform a cesarean section on.
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Section

A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
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Section

A part, piece, subdivision of anything.
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Section

(music) A group of instruments in an orchestra.
The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn.
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Section

A part of a document.
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Section

An act or instance of cutting.
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Section

A cross-section (image that shows an object as if cut along a plane).
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Section

(aviation) A cross-section perpendicular the longitudinal axis of an aircraft in flight.
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Section

(surgery) An incision or the act of making an incision.
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Section

(sciences) A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.
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Section

(botany) A taxonomic rank below the genus (and subgenus if present), but above the species.
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Section

(zoology) An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.
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Section

(military) A group of 10-15 soldiers led by a non-commissioned officer and forming part of a platoon.
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Section

(category theory) A right inverse.
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Section

(NZ) A piece of residential land; a plot.
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Section

(Canadian) A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.
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Section

Any of the squares, each containing 640 acres, into which the public lands of the United States were divided.
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Section

The symbol §, denoting a section of a document.
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Section

(geology) A sequence of rock layers.
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Section

A class in a school; a group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher in a certain school year or semester or school quarter year.
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Section

To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
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Section

To reduce to the degree of thinness required for study with the microscope.
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Section

(UK) To commit (a person, to a hospital, with or without their consent), as for mental health reasons. So called after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health.
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Section

To perform a cesarean section on (someone).
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Section

The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
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Section

A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
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Section

A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character often used to denote such a division.
It is hardly possible to give a distinct view of his several arguments in distinct sections.
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Section

The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.
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Section

A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.
The extreme section of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics.
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Section

A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; - often indicated by the sign .
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Section

One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preëmption laws.
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Section

A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.
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Section

The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.
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Section

A self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);
He always turns first to the business section
The history of this work is discussed in the next section
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Section

A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;
Sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue
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Section

A distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;
No section of the nation is more ardent than the South
There are three synagogues in the Jewish section
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Section

One of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;
A section of a fishing rod
Metal sections were used below ground
Finished the final segment of the road
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Section

A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
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Section

One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;
The written part of the exam
The finance section of the company
The BBC's engineering division
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Section

A land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
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Section

(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
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Section

A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
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Section

A small army unit usually having a special function
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Section

A specialized division of a large organization;
You'll find it in the hardware department
She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury
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Section

A segment of a citrus fruit;
He ate a section of the orange
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Section

The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
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Section

Divide into segments;
Segment an orange
Segment a compound word
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