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(pronounced u VAL-yoo)

See R-value.

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(pronounced OO-ber)

In German, the word is written with the umlaut (double dots) over the letter “u”: über. This German word essentially means more, above all, the best, the top, the ultimate. It’s more and

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(pronounced UHM-brihj)

OK, we’re going to try to help you remember this word in a roundabout way. First, think of umber, that dark brown color in your big set of crayons. Once you moved beyond

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(pronounced un-BILD)

In the high-flying times, people are more likely to purchase an older and/or smaller home and just tear it down in an instant to make room for something newer and bigger. With people holding onto

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(pronounced un-CONT-sheh-neh-behl)

You never want anyone you know to use this word when describing you. It can mean a few different things, none of them flattering. First: without conscience or scruples. Second: unnecessarily extreme or

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(pronounced UHN-der-kroft)
This medieval term refers to the space – either subterranean or above ground – under a castle, church, chapel, etc. Undercrofts were used to store items and service the building and are often vaulted

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(pronounced UN-der-flor HEE-ting)

Exactly what it sounds like: warm, toasty heat radiating from what would otherwise be a cold, toe-curling floor. But how to achieve" Sink hot water pipes or electric heating cables near

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(pronounced YOO-neht kahst)

An essential term because it will show up on many itemized invoices in your future design industry career. The unit cost (or unit price) is a fixed price for a measurable

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(pronounced yoo-neh-VER-suhl dih-ZIN) When many of us hear this term, we think of it primarily as design for those with physical disabilities, but it is actually much more comprehensive than that. In her philosophy behind the See also:

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(pronounced uhp-thuh-BOHLT)

Almost all patterned fabrics are designed to be used “up the bolt,” meaning that the fabric is to be applied exactly as it is manufactured on the bolt because the pattern’s design