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(pronounced heh-BIH-cheh-way) This French word means a devotee, frequent visitor, usual customer, or person who will be found regularly in or at a particular place or kind

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(pronounced HA-leh-jen lamp)

Remember that this type of lamp is really a light bulb. (Refer to “lamp” in the DESIGN SPEAK glossary.) A halogen lamp is the really the shortened name for a tungsten-halogen lamp,

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(rhymes with sand)

No, this is not one of the (hopefully) five-digit appendages dangling at the end of your arms. (Or, in the case of dare-devil Uncle Roddy, the four-digit appendage.) We’re using this

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(pronounced her-ehm-SKER-ehm)

This rhyming doublet was born in the 17th Century, and it describes unruly, reckless, disorganized or out of control situations or events. It’s fun to say, so work it

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(pronounced hach)

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(pronounced heet I-lehnd ih-FEHKT)

If you’ve studied for any of the LEED AP exams, you recognize this term because LEED guidelines lessen it. A “heat island" is an area of built environment that is

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(pronounced hehl-tehr SKEHL-ter)

As a child, this term was very confusing as it was associated with both a song by the handsome and famous

Example: In an effort

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(pronounced HAIR-ing-bohn)

This term describes a very traditional type of pattern in which rows of parallel lines in any two adjacent rows slope in opposite directions. It’s much harder to describe than it is

HID
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(pronounced like the initials: aych-eye-dee)

HID stands for “high-intensity discharge”, as in the type of lighting where gas – usually metal halide, high-pressure sodium or mercury – acts as the conductor of electricity between two electrodes within

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(pronounced his-tree-AH-nik)

Oh, the drama! Someone who is acting histrionic is being deliberately over-the-top and overly theatrical. Add an “s” to the end of this word and you’ll create a noun describing this inflated, melodramatic behavior destined