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(pronounced plad)

See tartan.

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(pronounced PLAS-ter)

As an adjective, the word “plastic” means pliable or able to be molded and formed. Therefore, plaster is defined as a type of plastic material, but not a material made out of what

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(pronounced PLAS-ter-bord)

See drywall.

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(pronounced PLAT-form behd)

Though there are thousands of available styles, all platform beds operate on the same premise. Instead of utilizing a low frame that often requires a rigid box spring, platform beds are

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(pronounced PLAYT-ing)

In today’s cuisine-obsessed culture, plating refers to the how chefs artfully arrange their culinary creations on serving dishes. In the design industry, however, plating is the overlaying of a thin coating of

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(pronounced plih-BEE-ehn)

You will sound so very smart using this word as it refers back to ancient Roman times. As a noun, a plebeian is a member of the Roman plebs, the general body of

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(pronounced PLEH-num)

Though this word has several meanings, in the architecture and design world, a plenum is an air-filled space in a structure. More specifically, it’s a space that receives air from a heating / air-conditioning /

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You say it like you see it. To put it simply, a plinth is the base of something. It can be a base of a building, a column, a pilaster, or the base of a stand-alone object like

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(pronounced PLUG lohd)

This term describes the energy that is consumed by any electronic device (think computer equipment, televisions, gadget chargers, etc.) that’s plugged into a socket. A vampire or phantom load is the

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(pronounced PLEYE-wood)

Such a universal, accessible, and versatile structural material plywood is. It is made by adhering an odd number of thin sheets (or “plies”) of soft- or hardwood together so that the grains of