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Many missing meaningsEdit

Many meanings of the term are missing, a comparison to Wikipedia shows. --Daniel Polansky 09:00, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

There's a US education sense missing, perhaps something like a class? e.g. someone wrote about "falling asleep in section". What does it mean? Equinox 03:14, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Noun (12)Edit

I have deleted the words " usually a quarter of an acre in size" from the definition. I doubt that it would stand up to careful research. The quarter-acre is a popular concept, and perhaps something of an ideal for many New Zealanders, but most sections in New Zealand cities of over 20,000 people would be smaller than this. 1/8 to 1/6 of an acre would be far more common. I undertand that Christchurch has larger sections on average than other cities because of an old law that sections had to be at least 1/6 of an acre. Many older and newer sections are smaller, but most sections of that area remain, as they are too small to subdivide.

It's likely that there are more sections over 1/6 of an acre in smaller towns, and many of these will be around 1/4 acre.

Whatever the statistical facts, the 1/4 acre should not be part of the definition. The section that my house is on is over an acre. This is unusually large, but it is still a section. The section of our previous house was 1/9 of an acre. Koro Neil

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Rfv-sense: To commit, as for mental health reasons (after various sections of legal acts regarding mental health). Which sense of the verb "commit"? --Hekaheka 12:32, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

  • None of the ones we have, but our page for commit is pretty bad. I will try and flesh it out later today. Ƿidsiþ 12:35, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Cited.RuakhTALK 20:49, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 17:36, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

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