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(pronounced REE-bar)

It’s not very exciting, but it’s all too necessary. This odd little word came from shortening and combing the words “reinforcing bar.” What are these heavily ridged steel rods reinforcing exactly" Concrete for

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(pronounced just like the two words – red and line – put together)

In the banking, technology, and automotive worlds, this word has an array of meanings, but in the architecture and design industry it

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(pronounced REE-ding)

A decorative term that can apply to architectural ornamentation as well as to furniture and accessories. It describes (usually a series of) thin, parallel convex moldings set close together. Each of these is

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(pronounced rih-FLEK-tehd SEE-ling plan / pronounced as the initials R.C.P.)

An RCP (look Ma, no punctuation!) is a graphic way of communicating all of the many elements that go into making up the ceiling of

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(pronounced rih-GARD-luss)

This word is so basic, yet it has been entangled in a great deal of controversy because people starting using the word “irregardless” interchangeably. Though irregardless is officially acceptable, the simpler “regardless” is the standard

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(pronounced ree-LEEF)

In our context, this word has nothing to do with antacids or that feeling you get when all of your mid-terms are over. In this case, a relief is an architectural term. It can

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(pronounced rih-MYU-nuh-rayt)

If you have a hard time pronouncing this word, you are not alone. (The combination of sounds often turns one’s mouth to mush.) This verb means to pay an

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(pronounced REN-teh-behl skwair FU-tij)

In the world of commercial real estate and tenant development, Rentable Square Footage is a big deal because it determines how much money the tenant will have to shell out for its space.

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(pronounced REH-pehr-twahr or REH-peh-twahr)

We’re sure that you’ve heard this fun-to-say French-sounding word applied to a list of pieces that a singer, musician, or actor is prepared to perform. But did you know that you

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(pronounced rih-PYU-dee-ayt)

This word is so strong. When you use it, you will definitely sound like you mean business. It means either to rebuff as unjust or false or to disown or refuse to have