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Glossary

Terms that are in use on this site.

There are 111 entries in this glossary.
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Term Definition
FAR

Floor Area Ratio - The ratio of a building’s floor area to the area of the lot on which it is situated (Total building floor area / Total lot area); FAR is often used to determine the intensity of land use for zoning purposes.

FLUORESCENT

A low-pressure mercury electric discharge lamp.

FOOTCANDLE

A measure of the amount of visible light illuminating a surface from above;
1 fc = 10.764 lx, or lumens per square meter.

FREEWAY

A divided highway for through traffic with full access control and interchanges at selected public roads.

FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION

A system for classifying streets and highways based on the nature of service they are intended to provide.

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