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floor area ratio

The ratio of the total floor area of a building (excluding areas such as mechanical rooms or the areas of floors used exclusively for mechanical equipment) to the area of the lot on which the building is built.
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While the price and the material used are seemingly stratospheric for the average car buyer, the thought of building plastic-intensive vehicles in high volume is not as far-fetched as at first it might seem.
Jim Rice of Arizona State University in Tempe, who previously suggested that water played a role in forming features at Elysium Planitia, says that a thick deposit of ash on top of a frozen sea seems far-fetched.
If the last scenario doesn't seem far-fetched to you, you're either a confirmed geek or you've already stumbled upon some of the gadgets, software and Web sites that have put a high-tech twist on the time-honored custom of Bible reading.
At first, it might seem far-fetched to suggest that the Vice President of Medical Affairs should become a catalyst for such productive interactions in health care systems' corporate offices and hospitals.
Far-fetched as this scenario might be, its potentiality is commensurate with its effects, symbolic and otherwise.
On the other hand, Sarah Menin's interpretation of Aalto's 'humane Modernism' is far-fetched.
It is not far-fetched to assume that a poll of workplace attitudes can be an important gauge of the future health of a given workplace.
This prediction is not so far-fetched or futuristic if you consider that between 2001 and 2003 the adoption of 2GFC went from 10% to 90%.
His suggestion that the Wahabi movement was innovative (and seemingly progressive) is, on the other hand, far-fetched at best.
The idea is not so far-fetched, they say, pointing out that Toyota is now designing and building its automobiles for easier later disassembly.
The Fawltys' antics may have seemed far-fetched but the TV fiction is actually much closer to reality, according to research from Abbey National Business.