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setback

[′set‚bak]
(building construction)
A withdrawal of the face of a building to a line toward the rear of the building line or the rear of the wall below in order to reduce obstruction of sunlight reaching the street or the lower stories of adjacent buildings.
(civil engineering)
The distance that a section of a building is set back from the property line as required by local zoning codes.
(mechanics)
The relative rearward movement of component parts in a projectile, missile, or fuse undergoing forward acceleration during its launching; these movements, and the setback force which causes them, are used to promote events which participate in the arming and eventual functioning of the fuse.

Setback

The upper section of a building, successively recessed, that produces a ziggurat effect, admitting light and air to the streets below.

setback

The minimum distance between a reference line (usually a property line) and a building, or portion thereof, as required by ordinance or code.
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Look at the lesson you have learnt and ask yourself, what do I need to do to stop this sort of setback happening again?
However, those plans are now in serious doubt and Varian said on his website yesterday: "Unfortunately Kingston Hill has suffered a fresh training setback.
However, those plans are now in ruins as Varian said: "Unfortunately Kingston Hill has suffered a fresh training setback.
You can come back from your setback through the Word and the blood of Jesus, and because of the promises that He has made," states the author.
The recall is a setback for Honda as Japanese automakers try to rebuild market share they lost last year during a flare-up of tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over ownership of disputed islands in the South China Sea.
Suzanne and Bradley Folz said that the bylaw, which requires a 3-metre setback, is actually a conversion error from imperial to metric units and not in line with the one to 1.
Boss Martin O'Neill said: "Wes had a bit of a setback in training the other day and we're going to have to assess that now.
UNITY A 10 km setback would clear our hills of noisy and ugly monstrosities, worshipped by a few green fanatics for their pie-in-the-sky emission savings.
In 1992, after the defeat of The McKenzie River Initiative, a local ballot measure that proposed riparian setbacks on the McKenzie River for residential, agricultural and forestry uses, the Lane County Board of Commissioners saw value in establishing a riparian setback ordinance for all of Lane County's surface waters to protect water quality, native fish and other natural resources.
Summary: An apologetic Roy Hodgson has admitted Liverpool's Carling Cup exit to Northampton is another setback in an up-and-down season so far.
JOHN Hammond is hoping Tryst can overcome a recent training setback and run a big race in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot The lightly-raced five-year-old grey had a slight problem after winning his only start in France a month ago since being bought out of Sir Michael Stoute's stable at the sales last autumn.
COVENTRY light-heavyweight Rhys Davies says his latest setback will fuel his drive to the top.