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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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Synopsis: After the midterm elections, Americans are most likely to say the healthcare overhaul passed earlier this year goes too far (42%), while 20% say it is about right and 29% believe it does not go far enough.
Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik, whose Montgomeryshire constituency covers Powys, fears turning off two in every three street lamps goes too far.
But extending that right to rank-and-file members of a religion goes too far." This is an astonishing statement, coming as it does, from a newspaper that purportedly defends free speech.