Setback


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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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In this state, you tend to blame yourself for setbacks and downplay your progress.
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Earlier, Foton battled back from an opening set setback with a sweep of the next three, including a thrilling escape in the third frame, to pound out a 21-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-19 victory over Cocolife and claim the bronze medal.
'For all Insafians who are feeling dejected after NA154 result, every setback is an opportunity to analyse one's mistakes, correct them and come back stronger.
He wrote: "Can see the business analogy - business suffers a major setback (red card), analyse, change plan (sub), setback (goal), analyse (sub), opposition setback (red), back on level terms, exploit with change (sub), drive ahead of competition and achieve your goal!".
" "The current setback imposing in the region is a temporary setback and will end.
A: There are several keys to persevering after a challenge or setback. It goes without saying that attitude is vital.
In this study, an ANN-based prediction model is designed to calculate the length of the operating time ([Time.sub.setback]) required for restoring the current indoor temperature under the setback condition in hospitality buildings to the normal set-point condition.
Confirmation of wild poliovirus in Nigeria is a disappointing setback but doesnt change our determination to end polio, or the fact that the world has continued to make progress toward polio eradication.
The Department of Labor fiduciary rule has been viewed as a setback by some industry observers who warn of more paperwork, procedural changes and potential client confusion.
Summary: Setback distance rules apply to buildings being built too