area of steel
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1. Measurement of surface within specified boundaries.
2. Space either within or outside a structure or location, designated for a specific purpose, as recreation and/or parking area.
3. An uninterrupted interior space.
4. An areaway.
5. The cross-sectional area of steel reinforcement.
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