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pronounced tranz-jeh-nuh-RAY-shu-nehl dih-ZYNE) When you break down the words, this term makes total sense. “Trans” means to span or cross, so “transgenerational” means to encompass several age groups. Thus, transgenerational design is the deliberate practice of creating interiors, exterior

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(pronounced trans-MIH-tuhl)

In the modern digital age, we send so many things electronically that we’re used to automatically producing a record of the transaction. However, there is still a need to send items related

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(pronounced TRAN-sum)

It’s amazing that such a concise little word can have so many meanings. First, let’s address the design related ones 1) First and foremost, you’ll hear people refer to the window above a

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(pronounced trash PA-per) A rather lowbrow, yet common, term for the semi-translucent, lightweight sketching paper used by interior designers, architects, engineers, etc. Available in either yellow or white, it’s a great tool when developing ideas and collaborating with other

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(pronounced TRA-veh-stee)

Similar to a tragedy, a travesty’s connotations are negative: a distorted, corrupted, or greatly inferior imitation or translation of something whether in content, style or overall treatment. You’ll most

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(pronounced TRED)
Besides being the integral word in one of

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(pronounced tre-peh-DAY-shun)

Deriving from the Latin term meaning “to tremble,” this word is a synonym for fear, panic, alarm and timid agitation and uncertain apprehension.

Example: Because he had had so little time to study, Javier experienced

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(pronounced treh-VIH-rah)

Trevira is a brand name and refers to a Germany-based manufacturer of hi-tech polyester fibers and filament that has been in operation for more than 50 years. They are known for highly

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A French term literally translated as “deceive the eye,” it tricks the viewer into thinking he is looking at a 3-dimensional setting when what he is really seeing is a 2-dimensional

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(pronounced trohp)

Not to be confused with “tripe” (oh, what a difference a vowel can make!), this term means a figure of speech, cliché, or a common or overused theme or