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Apache httpd.conf file sections. How is this file divided into sections?

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How is the httpd.conf file broken up?

By looking at examples, I cannot tell where in an httpd.conf file one section starts and another starts.  I understand that the global section is different from other sections.  The global section can be the place to have some settings.  I believe there are distinct sections.  Are these sections discrete and marked in the file?

Is a container merely everything from the beginning of a word in <> to its closing tag?  Would this be a container?
<Directory>  various info </Directory>
?  

Is a directive an assignment?  Do Apache directives in httpd.conf files go into containers necessarily?
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