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the floor area at the top of a flight of stairs or between two flights of stairs
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The horizontal platform at the end of a stair flight or between two flights of stairs.

half-space landing

A stair landing at the junction of two flights which reverses direction, making a turn of 180 degrees. Such a landing includes the width of both flights, plus the well.

quarter-space landing

A square landing connecting two flights of stairs that continue in a straight line.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

What does it mean when you dream about an airplane landing?

An airplane landing may be a symbol for feelings of completion. The dreamer may have felt out of control with issues that were “up in the air” but are being grounded.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


(civil engineering)
A place where boats receive or discharge passengers, freight, and so on.
(mining engineering)
Level stage in a shaft at which cages are loaded and discharged.
The top or bottom of a slope, shaft, or inclined plane.
The termination of an aircraft's flight or of a ship's voyage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

landing, pace, stair landing

The horizontal platform at the end of a stair flight or between two flights of stairs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


i. With respect to an aircraft, the act of coming into contact with a supporting surface.
ii. With respect to an airship or a free balloon, the act of bringing the airship or balloon under restraint.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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By my definition, a soft landing means economic growth in the range of 8-9 percent, fixed assets investment growth rate of about 20 percent, and inflation below 4 percent.
The best prophylactic against a hard landing if and when investment crashed would be to end the one-child policy now, but this is very unlikely.
China will probably avoid a hard landing over the next two years, but a landing on an equilibrium path looks close to impossible.
Yes, China can achieve a soft landing over the next year or two and I would assign an eight-in-ten chance of it doing so.
The vaulter can penetrate too far and go past the "Safe Zone" - landing in the back of the pit.
While it is extremely important to teach vaulters how to jump safely and to make the proper adjustments if they are not landing in the "Safe Zone" of the pit, we must empower track officials to protect vaulters who are not jumping safely.
is an International consulting firm that is working with The Landings to determine retail feasibility and design.
The Landings includes approximately 2,800 feet of waterfront within the development area.
Builder Marketing Services of Long Valley, New Jersey, is coordinating the marketing components for The Landings and devising the program for individual unit sales.