nonbearing
nonbearing onbearing adj. 1. (Arch.) supporting no vertical weight other than its own; -- of a structural member; as, a non-bearing wall. [Narrower terms: {dividing(prenominal) ] {bearing} [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nonbearing — adjective (of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own they took out a nonbearing wall • Ant: ↑bearing * * * /non bair ing/, adj. (of a wall or partition) supporting no load other than its own weight. Also, non… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonbearing — /non bair ing/, adj. (of a wall or partition) supporting no load other than its own weight. Also, non bearing. [NON + BEAR1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonbearing — non·bearing …   English syllables

  • nonbearing — non′bear′ing adj …   From formal English to slang

  • nonbearing partition — “+ noun or nonbearing wall Etymology: nonbearing from non (I) + bearing, present participle of bear, v. : a dividing wall that supports no vertical weight other than its own weight …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonbearing wall — noun see nonbearing partition …   Useful english dictionary

  • dividingprenominal — nonbearing onbearing adj. 1. (Arch.) supporting no vertical weight other than its own; of a structural member; as, a non bearing wall. [Narrower terms: {dividing(prenominal) ] {bearing} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • architecture — /ahr ki tek cheuhr/, n. 1. the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of… …   Universalium

  • wall — less, adj. wall like, adj. /wawl/, n. 1. any of various permanent upright constructions having a length much greater than the thickness and presenting a continuous surface except where pierced by doors, windows, etc.: used for shelter, protection …   Universalium

  • curtain wall — noun Date: 1853 a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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