ground plan

noun
1.
Also called groundplot. the plan of a floor of a building.
2.
first or fundamental plan.

Origin:
1725–35

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ground plan
 
n
1.  See also plan Compare elevation a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp one to scale
2.  a preliminary or basic outline

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Example sentences
The geometry would be built into the fabric as its basis and ground plan.
The horizontal and vertical ground plan of a roadway, railroad, transit route or other facility.
The ground plan is essentially rectangular with a main auditorium and lobby forming the central portion.
The ground plan of a highway as seen from above and as shown on a map or drawing, also called horizontal alignment.
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