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ground plan

Also called groundplot. the plan of a floor of a building.
first or fundamental plan.
Origin of ground plan
1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ground plan
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ground plan

ground plan

a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp one to scale See also plan (sense 3) Compare elevation (sense 5)
a preliminary or basic outline
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