ground plan


Definition of ground plan

1 : a plan of a floor of a building as distinguished from an elevation
2 : a first or basic plan

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Examples of ground plan in a Sentence

their ground plan is first to finish college and then get married
Recent Examples on the Web The keep-it-in-the-ground plan would require billions of dollars in appropriations from Congress -- and the administration just recently lost a bid in Congress to spend $3 billion buying oil for the government’s strategic reserve. Sheela Tobben,, 5 May 2020 The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input. CBS News, 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of ground plan

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ground plan was in 1731

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“Ground plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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