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space frame

Syllabification: space frame

Definition of space frame in English:

noun

A three-dimensional structural framework that is designed to behave as an integral unit and to withstand loads applied at any point.
Example sentences
  • Clad in mirrored glass over a uniform space frame, the design boasts passive solar heating and wind cooling obtained through operable strips of ventilating windows.
  • The pipe-arch structure, a large space frame, is perhaps the most economical design for the wide span.
  • The joists also provide a base for the space frame that supports the roof.

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