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water cycle

The general pattern of movement of the water on, under, and above the earth.

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finish grade

The elevation of the ground surface after completion of all work.

3

street-front pattern

A common housing pattern in which houses and apartments line both sides of the street.

4

fire-resistive construction

Construction to resist the spread of fire, as specified in the applicable building code.

5

air rights

The rights to the use or control of the airspace above a property.

6

frontage

The length of a lot line along a street or other public way.

7

glare

Extreme contrast between light and dark in the visual field, which can cause discomfort.

8

access right

The right of an owner to have ingress and egress to and from a property.

9

run-off

The surface flow of water from an area.

10

topography

The configuration of the surface features of an area of ground.

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single-family house

A dwelling unit comprising an isolated structure on its own plot of ground.

12

urban renewal

A process of public intervention in the development of an existing urban area, in which a public agency, acquires ownership of property and administers its resale for development to mainly private owners.

13

scale

The relative measurement of an object, with reference to the dimensions of the human body.

14

coniferous

Describing cone-bearing evergreen trees and shrubs, such as pine, spruce, for, and cedar.

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rotunda

A circular space covered by a dome.

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double glazing

Two sheets of glass with an air space between, to insulate against the passage of heat or sound. Also called insulating glass.

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intersection

The point at which two streets come together or cross.

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plot

A parcel of land.

19

proportion

The relationships of the sizes of building elements.

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conforming use

Lawful use of a building or lot that complies with the provisions of the applicable zoning ordinance.

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evergreen

Trees having green leaves throughout the year, as opposed to deciduous.

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space

The three-dimensional expanse, generally enclosed by building elements, which accommodates human activity.

23

occupant load

The total number of persons that may occupy a building or portion thereof at any one time.

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ingress

An entrance.

25

deciduous

Trees which shed their leaves annually, as opposed to evergreens.

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row house

One of a continuous row of houses having a uniform plan and appearance and often sharing party walls.

27

caulking

A compound used to seal the joint between two materials or surfaces.

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mass

A three-dimensional volume that has density and bulk.

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urban ecology

The study of the relationship between people and the urban environment in which they live.

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renaissance

The European movement, extending from the 14th to the 17th century, in which classic architecture was reintroduced and became the basis for a new style.