irregular element

irregular element

[i′reg·yə·lər ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
An element whose frequency of occurrence is irregular but predictable. Also known as incidental element.
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1) The regular, three-storey frame -- an updated interpretation of the traditional 'five-foot-way' -- provides both sheltered access to the separate activities buildings as well as a wrap-around sun-screen and mediates effectively between the smaller scale and irregular elements withi the frame, and the larger, repetitious housing blocks beyond.