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Clause vs. Section

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  • Clause (noun)

    A verb, its necessary grammatical arguments, and any adjuncts affecting them.

  • Clause (noun)

    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.

  • Clause (noun)

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

  • Clause (verb)

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

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    A part, piece, subdivision of anything.

  • Section (noun)

    A part of a document.

  • Section (noun)

    An act or instance of cutting.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    A group of instruments in an orchestra.

    "The horn section is the group of symphonic musicians who play the French horn."

  • Section (noun)

    An incision or the act of making an incision.

  • Section (noun)

    A thin slice of material prepared as a specimen for research.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    An informal taxonomic rank below the order ranks and above the family ranks.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    A right inverse.

  • Section (noun)

    A piece of residential land; a plot.

  • Section (noun)

    A one-mile square area of land, defined by a government survey.

  • Section (noun)

    A sequence of rock layers.

  • Section (verb)

    To cut, divide or separate into pieces.

  • Section (verb)

    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.

  • Section (verb)

    To perform a cesarean section on (someone).

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  • Clause (noun)

    A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.

  • Clause (noun)

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

  • Clause (noun)

    See Letters clause or Letters close, under Letter.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    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.

  • Section (noun)

    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.

  • Section (noun)

    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.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    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.

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    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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  • Clause (noun)

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

  • Clause (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    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"

  • Section (noun)

    a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;

    "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"

  • Section (noun)

    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"

  • Section (noun)

    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"

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    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"

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (noun)

    a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

  • Section (noun)

    a small army unit usually having a special function

  • Section (noun)

    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"

  • Section (noun)

    a segment of a citrus fruit;

    "he ate a section of the orange"

  • Section (noun)

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

  • Section (verb)

    divide into segments;

    "segment an orange"

    "segment a compound word"

Princeton's WordNet

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