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(pronounced GA-bee-ehn or GAY-bee-ehn)

We find these fascinating and beautiful in a very industrial way. Gabions are cages, metal baskets or boxes — usually stacked in rectangular shapes — that are filled with stones,

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(pronounced GA-leh-ree-rayl)

This term can describe two different things in the A&D world. First, the term is used to refer to the small, low railing installed around a shelf, table, or other horizontal surface

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(pronounced gangd SEE-ting)

Just as a gang is made up of people who join together, ganged seating describes chairs — and, sometimes, low side tables — that are designed to be able to connect to one another

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(pronounced GANT-chart)

Though not as sexy as a cabriole leg or a chevron pattern, this project management tool is vital to the design industry. This type of chart – that was named after Henry Gantt sometime around

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(pronounced GA-reh-lehs)

This mouthful of a word is another way to say wordy, talkative, and given to rambling in a very annoyingly tedious fashion.

Example: Even though

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(pronounced garth)

“Party on, Wayne!” Sorry, couldn’t help it. Far from being an amusing heavy metal fan putting on a cable access show in his friend’s basement, the A&D version of the term garth is

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(pronounced gas-treh-NAH-mik)

What HGTV has done for the public’s perception of interior design, The Food Network has done for the public’s awareness of cuisine. Gastronomy refers to the art and science of eating well, as

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(pronounced gah-FRAHJ)

This is a fancy term for embossing or emulating a type of relief design. But on what and how, you ask? Pretty much anything: textiles (like on downy mohair or heavy velvet), leather,

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(pronounced ZHAHN-ruh)

This word’s most precise definition is that of a realistic painting depicting scenes from everyday life. As defined a little less narrowly, it describes a particular category of creative pursuit (music, literature, dance,

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(pronounced jer-MAYN)

Not to be confused with

Example: Daniel absolutely dreaded the Monday morning design briefing meetings when Jordan was in charge. Each session would inevitably drag on an extra hour while she