suspended ceiling[sə′spen·dəd ′sē·liŋ]
The suspension of the furring members beneath the structural members of a ceiling.
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1. A nonstructural ceiling suspended below the overhead structural slab or from the structural elements of a building and not bearing on the walls. See also: Ceiling
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suspended ceiling, dropped ceiling
A non-structural ceiling suspended below the overhead
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