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    • A room is any distinguishable space within a structure. Usually, a room is separated from other spaces or passageways by interior walls; moreover, it is separated from outdoor areas by an exterior wall, sometimes with a door. Historically the use of rooms dates at least to early Minoan cultures about 2200 BC, where exc ... rooms


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    • buildings

    • A building or edifice is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditio ... buildings


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    • structures

    • A nonbuilding structure, also referred to simply as a structure, refers to any body or system of connected parts used to support a load that was not designed for continuous human occupancy. The term is used by architects, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers to distinctly identify built structures that are no ... structures


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    • Fictional rooms

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    • Garages (residential)

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    • Individual rooms

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    • Ship compartments

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    • Orphanage

    • An orphanage is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans—children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them. Biological parents, and sometimes biological grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these, no name ... Read »


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    • Room

    • A room is any distinguishable space within a structure. Usually, a room is separated from other spaces or passageways by interior walls; moreover, it is separated from outdoor areas by an exterior wall, sometimes with a door. Historically the use of rooms dates at least to early Minoan cultures about 2200 BC, where exc ... Read »


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    • Aerary

    • Aerary is a room in a building that was used to contain something precious, such as treasure. An example is the aerary porch in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which was built in 1353-1354. It was used as the entrance to a new college being established there by Edward III. ... Read »


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    • Air shower (room)

    • Air showers are specialized enclosed antechambers which are incorporated as entryways of cleanrooms and other controlled environments to reduce particle contamination. Air showers utilize high-pressure, HEPA- or ULPA-filtered air to remove dust, fibrous lint and other contaminants from personnel or object surfaces. The ... Read »


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    • Aircraft cabin

    • An aircraft cabin is the section of an aircraft in which passengers travel. At cruising altitudes of modern commercial aircraft the surrounding atmosphere is too thin for passengers and crew to breathe without an oxygen mask, so cabins are pressurized at a higher pressure than ambient pressure at altitude. In commerci ... Read »


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    • Airport lounge

    • An airport lounge is a hospitality facility operated at many airports. Airport lounges offer, for selected passengers, comforts beyond those afforded in the airport terminal itself, such as more comfortable seating, quieter environments, and often better access to customer service representatives. Other accommodations ... Read »


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    • Aisle

    • An aisle is, in general (common), a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall on the other. Aisles can be seen in airplanes, certain types of buildings, such as churches, cathedrals, synagogues, meeting halls, parliaments and legislatures, courtrooms, theatres, and ... Read »


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    • Alcove

    • Alcove (/ælˈkoʊv/ or /ˈælkoʊv/; through Spanish: alcoba [alˈkoβa], from Arabic: القبة‎‎, meaning al-qubbah, "the vault") is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrades or drapery. In geography and geology, alcove is used fo ... Read »


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    • Almonry

    • An almonry (Lat. eleemosynarium, Fr. aumônerie, Ger. Almosenhaus) is the place or chamber where alms were distributed to the poor in churches or other ecclesiastical buildings. At Bishopstone church, Wiltshire, it is a sort of covered porch attached to the south transept, but not communicating with the interior of ... Read »


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    • Anatomical theatre

    • An anatomical theatre (latin: Theatrum Anatomicum) was an institution used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities. The theatre was usually a room of roughly amphitheatrical shape, in the centre of which would stand the table on which the dissections of human or animal bodies took place. Around this table wer ... Read »


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    • Andron (architecture)

    • Andron (Greek: ἀνδρών andrōn), or andronitis (ἀνδρωνῖτις andrōnitis), is part of a Greek house that is reserved for men, as distinguished from the gynaeceum (γυναικεῖον gynaikeion), the women's quarters. The andron was used for ... Read »


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    • Anechoic chamber

    • An anechoic chamber ("an-echoic" meaning non-reflective, non-echoing or echo-free) is a room designed to completely absorb reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves. They are also insulated from exterior sources of noise. The combination of both aspects means they simulate a quiet open-space of infinite dime ... Read »


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    • Antechamber

    • An antechamber (also known as an anteroom or ante-room) is a smaller room or vestibule serving as an entryway into a larger one. The word is formed of the Latin ante camera, meaning "room before". In some cases, an antechamber provides a space for a host to prepare or conduct private business away from a larger party ... Read »


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    • Apodyterium

    • In ancient Rome, the apodyterium (from Ancient Greek: ἀποδυτήριον "undressing room") was the primary entry in the public baths, composed of a large changing room with cubicles or shelves where citizens could store clothing and other belongings while bathing. Privately owned slaves, ... Read »


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    • Arizona room

    • An Arizona room is a semi-outdoor recreational room found frequently in homes in Arizona. The room is often a patio that has been covered and screened-in, creating an outdoor feeling while preventing excessive heat and keeping insects and animals out. The room generally borders the back yard of the house and is often a ... Read »


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    • Assembly hall

    • An assembly hall is a kind of function hall, a large room used to hold public meetings or meetings of the members of an organization such as a school, church, or deliberative assembly. An example of the last case is the Assembly Hall (Washington, Mississippi) where the general assembly of the state of Mississippi was h ... Read »


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    • Atrium (architecture)

    • In architecture, an atrium (plural atria or atriums in both British and American English) is a large open air or skylight covered space surrounded by a building. Atria were a common feature in Ancient Roman dwellings, providing light and ventilation to the interior. Modern atria, as developed in the late 19th and 20th ... Read »


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    • Attic

    • An attic (sometimes referred to as a loft) is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building; an attic may also called a sky parlor or a . Because attics fill the space between the ceiling of the top floor of a building and the slanted roof, they are known for being awkwardly shaped spaces w ... Read »


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    • Attic style

    • In classical architecture, the term attic refers to a story or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade. This usage originated in the 17th century from the use of Attica style pilasters as adornments on the top story's façade. The decoration of the topmost part of a building was particularly important in ... Read »


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    • Auditorium

    • An auditorium is a room built to enable an audience to hear and watch performances at venues such as theatres. For movie theatres, the number of auditoriums is expressed as the number of screens. Auditoria can be found in entertainment venues, community halls, and theaters, and may be used for rehearsal, presentation, ... Read »


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    • Aula regia

    • An aula regia (lat. for "royal hall"), also referred to as a palas hall, is a name given to the great hall in an imperial or royal palace (German Pfalz). In the Middle Ages the term was also used as a synonym for the Pfalz itself. An example of a surviving, former Visigothic aula regia is the church of Santa María ... Read »


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    • Ballroom

    • A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated purpose of which is holding large formal parties called balls. Traditionally, most balls were held in private residences; many mansions contain one or more ballrooms. In other large houses, a large room such as the main drawing room, long gallery, or hall may ... Read »


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    • Bang (Korean)

    • Bang is a romanization of the Korean word ë°©, meaning "room". In a traditional Korean house, a sarangbang (Hangul: 사랑방; Hanja: 舍廊房) is the study or drawing room, for example. In modern Korea (especially in the South), the concept of a bang has expanded and diversified from being merel ... Read »


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    • Banishment room

    • A banishment room (also known as a chasing-out-room and a boredom room) is a modern employee exit management strategy whereby employees are transferred to another department where they are assigned meaningless work until they become disheartened enough to quit. Since the resignation is voluntary, the employee would not ... Read »


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    • Basement

    • A basement or cellar is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. Basements are generally used as a utility space for a building where such items as the boiler, water heater, breaker panel or fuse box, car park, and air-conditioning system are located; so also are ... Read »


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    • Bathroom

    • A bathroom is a room in the home for personal hygiene activities, generally containing a sink (basin) and either a bathtub, a shower, or both. In some countries, the toilet is included in this room, for ease of plumbing, whereas other cultures consider this insanitary, and give that fixture a room of its own. Historic ... Read »


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    • Family room

    • A family room is an informal, all-purpose room in a house. The family room is designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, watching TV, and other family activities. Often, the family room is located adjacent to the kitchen, and at times, flows into it with no visual ... Read »


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    • Bedroom

    • A bedroom is a room of a house, mansion, hotel, dormitory, or apartment where people sleep. A typical western bedroom contains as bedroom furniture one or two beds (ranging from a crib for an infant, a small twin bed for a single person, twin beds for two people, to a king-size bed for a couple), a clothes closet, a ni ... Read »


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    • Billiard room

    • A billiard room (also billiards room, or more specifically pool room, snooker room) is a recreation room, such as in a house or recreation center, with a billiards, pool or snooker table. The term billiard room is sometimes also used as synonymous with "billiard hall" i.e., a business providing public access to hourly- ... Read »


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    • Bonus room

    • A bonus room is a large room in a house which can be used as a multi-purpose area. A bonus room, unlike an American bedroom, does not usually contain a closet. A bonus room might be used as a family room, sewing or hobby room, game room, home cinema, office, or den. It is sometimes over a garage or in an attic area wit ... Read »


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    • Boudoir

    • A boudoir (/ˈbuːdwɑːr/; French: [bu.dwaʁ]) is a woman's private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman's private bedroom. The term derives from the French verb bouder to sulk, or boudeur sulk or sulking, and ori ... Read »


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    • Breezeway

    • A breezeway is an architectural feature similar to a hallway that allows the passage of a breeze between structures to accommodate high winds, allow aeration, or provide aesthetic design variation. Often a breezeway is a simple roof connecting two structures (such as a house and a garage); sometimes it can be much more ... Read »


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    • Buttery (room)

    • A buttery was a service room in a large medieval house in which barrels, bottles, or butts of alcoholic drink were stored, and from which they were served into the Great Hall. The "butler" was anciently the household officer in charge of the buttery, and possibly for its provisionment (i.e., the sourcing and purchasing ... Read »


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    • Buttery (shop)

    • In the Middle Ages, a buttery was a storeroom for liquor, the name being derived from the Latin and French words for bottle or, to put the word into its simpler form, a butt, that is, a cask. A butler, before he became able to take charge of the ewery, pantry, cellar, and the staff, would be in charge of the buttery. O ... Read »


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    • Cabin (ship)

    • A cabin or berthing is an enclosed space generally on a ship or an aircraft. A cabin which protrudes above the level of a ship's deck may be referred to as a "deckhouse." In sailing ships, the officers and paying passengers would have an individual or shared cabin. The captain or commanding officer would occupy th ... Read »


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    • Cabinet (room)

    • A cabinet (also known by other terms) was a private room in the houses and palaces of early modern Europe, a room serving as a study or retreat, usually for a man. The cabinet would be furnished with books and works of art, and sited adjacent to his bedchamber, the equivalent of the Italian Renaissance studiolo. In the ... Read »


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    • Cafeteria

    • A cafeteria is a type of food service location in which there is little or no waiting staff table service, whether a restaurant or within an institution such as a large office building or school; a school dining location is also referred to as a dining hall or (in British English). Cafeterias are different from coffee ... Read »


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    • Caldarium

    • A caldarium (also called a calidarium, cella caldaria or cella coctilium) was a room with a hot plunge bath, used in a Roman bath complex. This was a very hot and steamy room heated by a hypocaust, an underfloor heating system. This was the hottest room in the regular sequence of bathing rooms; after the caldarium, ba ... Read »


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    • Calefactory

    • The calefactory (also warming house) was an important room or building in a medieval monastery in Western Europe. It was here that a communal fire was kept so that the monks could warm themselves after long hours of study in the (unheated) cloister or other work. In the early Middle Ages this was one of the few heated ... Read »


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    • Castle chapel

    • Castle chapels (German: Burgkapellen) in European architecture are chapels that were built within a castle. They fulfill the religious requirements of the castle lord and his retinue, sometimes also served as a burial site. Because the construction of such church edifices was expensive for the lord of the castle, separ ... Read »


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    • Central apparatus room

    • In broadcast facilities, a central apparatus room (CAR, pronounced "C-A-R"), central machine room, or central equipment room (CER), or central technical area (CTA), or rack room is where shared equipment common to all technical areas is located. Some broadcast facilities have several of these rooms. It should be air-co ... Read »


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    • Changing room

    • A changing room, locker room, dressing room (usually in a sports, theater or staff context) or changeroom (regional use) is a room or area designated for changing one's clothes. Changing rooms are provided in a semi-public situation to enable people to change clothes in privacy, either individually or on a gender basis ... Read »


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    • Chashitsu

    • A chashitsu (茶室, literally "tea rooms") in Japanese tradition is an architectural space designed to be used for tea ceremony (chanoyu) gatherings. The architectural style that developed for chashitsu is referred to as the sukiya style (sukiya-zukuri), and the term sukiya (数奇屋) may be used as a ... Read »


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    • Church hall

    • A church hall or parish hall is a room or building associated with a church, general for community and charitable use. It is normally located near the church, typically in smaller and village communities. Activities in the hall are not necessarily religious, but are typically an important part of local community life. ... Read »


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    • Church porch

    • A church porch is a room-like structure at a church's main entrance. A Porch protects from the weather to some extent. Some porches have an outer door, others a simple gate, and in some cases the outer opening is not closed in any way. The porch at St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, like many others of the period, has a r ... Read »


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    • Classroom

    • A classroom is a learning space, a room in which classes are held. Classrooms are found in educational institutions of all kinds, from preschools to universities, and may also be found in other places where education or training is provided, such as corporations and religious and humanitarian organizations. The classro ... Read »


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    • Cleanroom

    • A cleanroom or clean room is an environment, typically used in manufacturing, including of pharmaceutical products or scientific research, as well as aerospace semiconductor engineering applications with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. Mor ... Read »


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    • Cloakroom

    • A cloakroom, or sometimes coatroom, is a room for people to hang their cloaks or other outerwear when they enter a building. Cloakrooms are typically found inside large buildings, such as gymnasiums, schools, churches or meeting halls. In the UK, a cloakroom may also refer to a lavatory. The word is often thought to b ... Read »


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    • Closet

    • A closet (especially in North American usage) is an enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging or storing clothes. Modern closets can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no apparent space in the bedroom, or they can be l ... Read »


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    • Committee room

    • As well as simply referring to any room in which a committee meets, 'Committee Room' is a term used in connection with UK elections to describe the place or places where a political party organizes its campaign. It most usually refers to a room, often in a private house, which is actually used on the day of the electio ... Read »


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    • Common room

    • The phrase common room is used especially in British and Canadian English to describe a type of shared , most often found in dormitories, at (for example) universities, colleges,military bases, hospitals, rest homes, hostels, and even minimum-security prisons. It is generally connected to several private rooms, and may ... Read »


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    • Common Room (university)

    • In some universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland — particularly collegiate universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, Durham, York, Kent and Lancaster— students and the academic body are organised into a common room, or at Cambridge a combination room. These groups exist to provide representation i ... Read »


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    • Companionway

    • In the architecture of a ship, a companion or companionway is a raised and windowed hatchway in the ship's deck, with a ladder leading below and the hooded entrance-hatch to the main cabins. A companionway may be secured by doors or, commonly in sailboats, hatch boards which fit in grooves in the companionway frame. Th ... Read »


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    • Computer lab

    • A computer lab is a space which provides computer services to a defined community. Computer labs are typically provided by libraries to the public, by academic institutions to students who attend the institution, or by other institutions to the public or to people affiliated with that institution. Users typically must ... Read »


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    • Conference hall

    • A conference hall or conference room is a room provided for singular events such as business conferences and meetings. It is commonly found at large hotels and convention centers though many other establishments, including even hospitals, have one. Sometimes other rooms are modified for large conferences such as arenas ... Read »


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    • Control room

    • A control room, operations center, or operations control center (OCC) is a room serving as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled. A control room will often be part of a larger command center. A control room's purpose is production control, a ... Read »


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    • Conversation pit

    • A conversation pit is an architectural feature that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. This area often has a table in the center as well. The seats typically face each other in a centrally focused fashion, bringing the occupants closer together than free-standing ta ... Read »


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    • Corner office

    • A corner office is an office that is located in the corner of a building. Corner offices are considered desirable because they have windows on two exterior walls, as opposed to a typical office with only one window or none at all (windowless offices occupying a corner of a building are therefore not typically considere ... Read »


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    • Count room

    • A count room or counting room is a room that is designed and equipped for the purpose of counting large volumes of currency. Count rooms are operated by central banks and casinos, as well as some large banks and armored car companies that transport currency. A count room may be divided into two separate areas, one for ... Read »


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    • Counting house

    • A counting house, or compting house is the building, room, office or suite in which a business firm carries on operations, particularly accounting. By a synecdoche, it has come to mean the accounting operations of a firm, however housed. The term is British in origin and is primarily used in the context of the 19th cen ... Read »


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    • Courtroom

    • A courtroom is the enclosed space in which courts of law are held in front of a judge. A number of courtrooms, which may also be known as "courts", may be housed in a courthouse. The judge generally sits behind a raised desk, known as the bench. Benches in U.S. federal courtrooms and some state courtrooms are usua ... Read »


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    • Cry room

    • A cry room or crying room is a space designed for people to take babies or small children for privacy or to reduce the disturbance of others. They are usually found in churches, theatres, and cinemas. In some venues, they are called "infant care rooms". Cry rooms are often designed with soundproofing properties to dam ... Read »


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    • Cryptoporticus

    • In Ancient Roman architecture a cryptoporticus (from Latin crypta and porticus) is a covered corridor or passageway. The usual English is "cryptoportico". The cryptoportico is a semi-subterranean gallery whose vaulting supports portico structures aboveground and which is lit from openings at the tops of its arches. On ... Read »


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    • Cyzicene hall

    • A Cyzicene hall is the architectural term borrowed from the Latin (Oecus Cyzicenus) given by Vitruvius to the large hall, used by the Greeks, which faced the north, with a prospect towards the gardens; the windows of this hall opened down to the ground, so that the green verdure could be seen by those lying on the couc ... Read »


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    • Darbazi

    • Darbazi (Georgian: დარბაზი; from Persian: darvāze‎‎, "gate") is a term used in Georgia to describe a chamber with a distinctive "swallow dome"-type roof structure found in the traditional domestic architecture of Asia Minor and the South Caucasus. The central feature is a ... Read »


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    • Dark room (sexuality)

    • A darkroom or dark room is a darkened room, sometimes located in a nightclub, gay bathhouse or sex club, where sexual activity can take place. When located in bars, dark rooms are also known as backrooms or blackrooms. Some dark rooms incorporate black, blue, or red lights. ... Read »


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    • Darkroom

    • A darkroom is a workshop used by photographers working with photographic film to make prints and carry out other associated tasks. It is a room that can be made completely dark to allow the processing of the light sensitive photographic materials, including film and photographic paper. Various equipment is used in the ... Read »


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    • Den (room)

    • A den is a small room in a house where people can pursue activities in private. In the United States, the type of rooms described by the term den varies considerably by region. It is used to describe many different kinds of bonus rooms, including studies, family rooms, home offices, libraries, home cinemas, or even sp ... Read »


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    • Dining room

    • A dining room is a room for consuming food. In modern times it is usually adjacent to the kitchen for convenience in serving, although in medieval times it was often on an entirely different floor level. Historically the dining room is furnished with a rather large dining table and a number of dining chairs; the most c ... Read »


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    • Dirty kitchen

    • A dirty kitchen is an outdoor kitchen in the Philippines either separate from or adjoining the main house, the reasons for which isolation or separation includes fire safety, keeping the smoke and fuel smell out, and keeping charcoal dust and oil grime out. Rural versions of the dirty kitchen have firewood-run stoves ... Read »


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    • Drawing room

    • A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained. The name is derived from the sixteenth-century terms withdrawing room and withdrawing chamber, which remained in use through the seventeenth century, and made their first written appearance in 1642. In a large sixteenth- to early eighteenth-century ... Read »


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    • Dungeon

    • A dungeon is a room or cell in which prisoners are held, especially underground. Dungeons are generally associated with medieval castles, though their association with torture probably belongs more to the Renaissance period. An oubliette or bottle dungeon is a form of dungeon which is accessible only from a hatch or ho ... Read »


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    • Electrical room

    • An electrical room is a room or space in a building dedicated to electrical equipment. The size of the electrical room is usually proportional to the size of the building. Large buildings may have a main electrical room and subsidiary electrical rooms. Electrical equipment may be for power distribution equipment, or fo ... Read »


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    • Entryway

    • An entryway is a hall that is generally located at the front entrance of a house. An entryway often has a coat closet, and usually has linoleum or tile flooring rather than carpet, making it an easy-to-clean transition space between the outdoor and indoor areas. Many houses do not have an entryway; in these the front d ... Read »


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    • Equatorial room

    • An equatorial room, in astronomical observatories, is the room which contains an equatorial mounted telescope. It is usually referred to in observatory buildings that contain more than one type of instrument: for example buildings with an "equatorial room" containing an equatorial telescope and a "transit room" contain ... Read »


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    • Equipment room

    • An equipment room is a room or space within a building for the storage or installation of mechanical or electrical/electronic devices. An equipment room can house telecommunication installations that serves the occupants of the building or multiple buildings in a campus environment. An equipment room is considered dis ... Read »


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    • Execution chamber

    • An execution chamber, or death chamber, is a room or chamber in which a legal execution is carried out. Execution chambers are almost always inside the walls of a maximum-security prison, although not always at the same prison where the death row population is housed. Inside the chamber is the device used to carry out ... Read »


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    • Fainting room

    • A fainting room was a private room, of which its main features/furniture were fainting couches, used during the Victorian era, to make women more comfortable during the home treatment of female hysteria. Fainting rooms were used for more privacy during home treatment pelvic massages. Such couches or sofas typically had ... Read »


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    • Fallout shelter

    • A fallout shelter is an enclosed space specially designed to protect occupants from radioactive debris or fallout resulting from a nuclear explosion. Many such shelters were constructed as civil defense measures during the Cold War. During a nuclear explosion, matter vaporized in the resulting fireball is exposed to n ... Read »


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    • First aid room

    • A first aid room or medical room is a room in an establishment (e.g. a school, factory, sports venue or airport) to which someone who is injured or taken ill on the premises can be taken for first aid and to await the arrival of professional emergency medical services. According to guidance issued in 1981 in the UK, a ... Read »


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    • Frigidarium

    • A frigidarium is a large cold pool at the Roman baths. It would be entered after the caldarium and the tepidarium, which were used to open the pores of the skin. The cold water would close the pores. There would be a small pool of cold water or sometimes a large swimming pool (though this, differently from the piscina ... Read »


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    • Function hall

    • An assembly hall is a kind of function hall, a large room used to hold public meetings or meetings of the members of an organization such as a school, church, or deliberative assembly. An example of the last case is the Assembly Hall (Washington, Mississippi) where the general assembly of the state of Mississippi was h ... Read »


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    • Furnace room

    • A furnace room is a room in a building for locating a furnace and auxiliary equipment. Such a room minimizes the visual impact of the furnace, pipes and other gear. A modern compact furnace for a single family home can readily fit into a small closet. However, care must be exercised to provide adequate ventilation as t ... Read »


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    • Garage (residential)

    • A residential garage (/ˈɡærɪdʒ/ or /ɡæˈrɑːʒ/) is a walled, roofed structure for storing a vehicle or vehicles that is part of or attached to a home, or which is an associated outbuilding or shed. Residential garages typically have space for one or two cars, although three-car garages ar ... Read »


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    • Garden office

    • A garden office is an office in a garden. This is usually separate to a house, being used as a dedicated office space by a professional homeworker or by a home-based business. In the UK, planning permission is not normally needed for a garden office if you are only using it as a home study and if it is similar in size ... Read »


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    • Garret

    • A garret is a habitable attic or small and often dismal or cramped living space at the top of a house or larger residential building. In the days before lifts (elevators) this was the least prestigious position in a building. In this era, the garret often had sloping ceilings. The word entered Middle English via O ... Read »


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    • Genkan

    • Genkan (?) are traditional Japanese entryway areas for a house, apartment, or building—something of a combination of a porch and a doormat. The primary function of genkan is for the removal of shoes before entering the main part of the house or building. Genkan are often recessed into the floor, to contain any dir ... Read »


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    • Ghorfa

    • A ghorfa (Arabic: غرفة‎‎ room) is a vaulted room used by Berbers for storing grain. They are often stacked as multistory structures, sometimes reaching four stories high. Traditionally, the rooms were grouped together as a ksar, a fortification used by Berber villages in the Maghreb to store large ... Read »


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    • Great chamber

    • The great chamber was the second most important room in a medieval or Tudor English castle, palace, mansion, or manor house after the great hall. Medieval great halls were the ceremonial centre of the household and were not private at all; the gentlemen attendants and the servants would come and go all the time. The gr ... Read »


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    • Great hall

    • A great hall is the main room of a royal palace, nobleman's castle or a large manor house or hall house in the Middle Ages, and continued to be built in the country houses of the 16th and early 17th centuries, although by then the family used the great chamber for eating and relaxing. At that time the word "great" simp ... Read »


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    • Great room

    • A great room is a room space within an abode which combines the specific functions of several of the more traditional room spaces (e.g. the family room, the living room, the study, etc.) into a singular unified space. Great rooms are typically at or near the center of the house, feature raised ceilings, and have been c ... Read »


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    • Green room

    • In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before and after a performance, and during the show when they are not engaged on stage. The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green. The mod ... Read »


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    • Hall

    • In architecture, a hall is a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age, a mead hall was such a simple building and was the residence of a lord and his retainers. Later, rooms were partitioned from it, and the space next to the front door became the entrance hall. Today, the (entrance) hall o ... Read »


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    • Hall (concept)

    • The meanings attributed to the word hall have varied over the centuries, as social practices have changed. The word derives from the Old Teutonic (hallâ), where it is associated with the idea of covering or concealing. In modern German it is Halle where it refers to a building but Saal where it refers to a large pub ... Read »


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    • Home cinema

    • Home cinema, also called home theater or home theatre, refers to home entertainment audio-visual systems that seek to reproduce a movie theater experience and mood using consumer electronics-grade video and audio equipment that is set up in a room or backyard of a private home. In the 1980s, home cinemas typically cons ... Read »


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    • Inglenook

    • An inglenook (Modern Scots ingleneuk), or chimney corner, is a small recess that adjoins a fireplace. The word is formed with ingle, meaning "fireplace" in Old English (from Old Scots or Irish Gaelic aingeal, "angel" or euphemistically "fire"), and nook. The inglenook originated as a partially enclosed hearth area, ap ... Read »


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    • Jack and Jill bathroom

    • A bathroom is a room in the home for personal hygiene activities, generally containing a sink (basin) and either a bathtub, a shower, or both. In some countries, the toilet is included in this room, for ease of plumbing, whereas other cultures consider this insanitary, and give that fixture a room of its own. Historic ... Read »


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    • Kitchen

    • A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. In the West, a modern residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, counters and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular ... Read »


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    • Laconicum

    • The laconicum (i.e. Spartan, sc. balneum, bath) was the dry sweating room of the Roman thermae, contiguous to the caldarium or hot room. The name was given to it as being the only form of warm bath that the Spartans admitted. The laconicum was usually a circular room with niches in the axes of the diagonals and was cov ... Read »


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    • Lactation room

    • Lactation room (or Lactorium) is an American term for a private space where a breastfeeding woman can use a breast pump in private. Lactation rooms provide breastfeeding mothers with a private space to pump or nurse. While lactation spaces existed prior to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the a ... Read »


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    • Larder

    • A larder is a cool area for storing food prior to use. Larders were commonplace in houses before the widespread use of the refrigerator. In the northern hemisphere, most houses would be arranged to have their larder and kitchen on the north or west side of the house, where it received the least amount of sun. In A ... Read »


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    • Laundry room

    • A laundry room (also called a utility room) is a room where clothes are washed. In a modern home, a laundry room would be equipped with an automatic washing machine and clothes dryer, and often a large basin, called a laundry tub, for hand-washing delicate articles of clothing such as sweaters, and an ironing board. A ... Read »


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    • Living room

    • In Western architecture, a living room, also called a lounge room, lounge or sitting room, is a room in a residential house or apartment for relaxing and socializing. Such a room is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house. In large formal homes, a sitting room is often ... Read »


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    • Lobby (room)

    • A lobby is a room in a building used for entry from the outside. Sometimes referred to as a foyer (/ˈfɔɪ.eɪ/), reception or an entrance hall, it often is a large, vast room or complex of rooms (in a theatre, opera, concert hall, showroom, cinema, etc.) adjacent to the auditorium. It is a repose area for spe ... Read »


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    • Loft

    • A loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof. Alternatively, a loft apartment refers to large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use (a converted loft) from some other use, often light industrial. Adding to the confusion, some converted lofts include upper open loft a ... Read »


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    • Long gallery

    • In architecture, a long gallery is a long, narrow room, often with a high ceiling. In Britain, long galleries were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean houses. They were often located on the upper floor of the great houses of the time, and they stretched across the entire frontage of the building. They served several pu ... Read »


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    • Lumber room

    • The large houses of the well-heeled of Britain commonly had much very old, well-built furniture in them, more than was to be used in every room at any given time. Every piece was made-to-order, and when not needed it was neither sold nor discarded. At least one out-of-the-way room was selected to store the pieces that ... Read »


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    • Luxury box

    • Luxury boxes and club seating constitute the most exclusive class of seating in arenas and stadiums, and generate much higher revenues than regular seating. Club ticketholders often receive exclusive access to an indoor part of the venue through private club entrances, to areas containing special restaurants, merchandi ... Read »


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    • Maashaus

    • Maashaus (German: Maßhaus) is a spacious room taking the whole front part of a ground floor of a multi-storied Gothic or Renaissance town house. This room was used mainly for serving beer, or other kinds of trade and craft. It was not heated. It also worked to link together other parts of the house, since it held a ... Read »


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    • Mail services center

    • A mail services center or mail service center (MSC) is a central hub for all mail and package shipping and receiving for a large campus (such as that of a university or government facility). The staff at the MSC will sort and take incoming mail to individual departments and pick up departments' outgoing mail as well. ... Read »


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    • Mailroom

    • A mailroom (US) or post room (UK) is a room in which incoming and outgoing mail is processed and sorted. Mailrooms are commonly found in schools, offices, apartment buildings, and the generic post office. A person who works in a mailroom is known as a mailroom clerk or mailboy and the head person (sometimes the only pe ... Read »


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    • Majlis

    • Majlis (or Mejlis; Arabic: مجلس‎‎, pl. مجالس Majālis) is an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting", used in the context of "council", to describe various types of special gatherings among common interest groups be it administrative, social or religious in countries with linguis ... Read »


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    • Man cave

    • A man cave or manspace is a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom,media room,den, or basement. The term "man cave" is a metaphor describing a room inside the house where "guys can do as they please", without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or ... Read »


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    • Master control

    • Master control is the technical hub of a broadcast operation common among most over-the-air television stations and television networks. It is distinct from a production control room (PCR) in television studios where the activities such as switching from camera to camera are coordinated. It is also vastly different fro ... Read »


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    • Mechanical floor

    • A mechanical floor, mechanical penthouse, or mechanical level is a story of a high-rise building that is dedicated to mechanical and electronics equipment. "Mechanical" is the most commonly used term, but words such as utility, technical, service, and plant are also used. They are present in all tall buildings includin ... Read »


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    • Mechanical room

    • A mechanical room or a boiler room is a room or space in a building dedicated to the mechanical equipment and its associated electrical equipment, as opposed to rooms intended for human occupancy or storage. Unless a building is served by a centralized heating plant, the size of the mechanical room is usually proportio ... Read »


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    • Megaron

    • The megaron (/ˈmɛɡəˌrɒn/; Ancient Greek: μέγαρον), plural megara /ˈmɛɡərə/, was the great hall of the Grecian palace complexes. It was a rectangular hall, fronted by an open, two-columned porch, and a more or less central, open hearth vented though an oculus in t ... Read »


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    • Mehmaan khana

    • A Mehmaan Khana, (Hindustani مہمان خانہ, मेहमान ख़ाना, Bengali: মেহমান খানা) is a drawing room where guests are entertained in many houses in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Alternat ... Read »


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    • Mission control center

    • A mission control center (MCC, sometimes called a flight control center or operations center) is a facility that manages space flights, usually from the point of launch until landing or the end of the mission. It is part of the ground segment of spacecraft operations. A staff of flight controllers and other support per ... Read »


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    • Mizuya

    • Mizuya (水屋, literally "water room") is the term for the preparation area in a Japanese tea house (chashitsu) or attached to any venue used for the Japanese tea ceremony. For instance, the area used for preparation during outdoor tea ceremonies is also called the mizuya. The term mizuya can also refer to purif ... Read »


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    • Monastic cell

    • A cell is a small room used by a hermit, monk, anchorite or nun to live and as a devotional space. They are often part of larger communities such as Catholic and Orthodox monasteries and Buddhist vihara, but may also form stand-alone structures in remote locations. The word cell comes from the Old French celle mea ... Read »


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    • Music rehearsal space

    • A music rehearsal space is a room or number of rooms dedicated to music-making. A professionally soundproofed practice room(s) is an acoustic environment defined by its purpose and layout, designed to keep sound inside and unwanted sound out. Spaces can combine rehearsal and recording functions. Music rehearsal spaces ... Read »


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    • Network operations center

    • A network operations center (NOC, pronounced like the word knock), also known as a "network management center", is one or more locations from which network monitoring and control, or network management, is exercised over a computer, telecommunication or satellite network. Early versions of NOCs have been around si ... Read »


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    • Nilavara

    • Nilavara is a place or room which is usually part of traditional wooden houses in Kerala. "Nilam" means floor and "Ara" stands for covered area. Therefore, Nilam + Ara = Nilavara. The wooden houses are made of wooden walls, floors and ceiling. Above the ceiling coconuts and other agricultural products were usually kep ... Read »


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    • Room number

    • A room number is a number assigned to a room within a building. Its purpose is to identify a particular room, and help building inhabitants locate that room. Logical and consistent assignment of room numbers is important for efficient everyday building usage, and to allow emergency personnel to quickly and easily find ... Read »


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    • Nursery (room)

    • A nursery is usually, in American connotations, a bedroom within a house or other dwelling set aside for an infant or toddler. A typical nursery would contain a crib (or similar type of bed), a table or platform for the purpose of changing diapers (also known as a changing table), as well as various items required for ... Read »


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    • Office

    • An office is generally a room or other area where administrative work is done, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see , , official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty. When used as an adjecti ... Read »


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    • Opisthodomos

    • An opisthodomos (ὀπισθόδομος, 'back room') can refer to either the rear room of an ancient Greek temple or to the inner shrine, also called the adyton ('not to be entered'); the confusion arises from the lack of agreement in ancient inscriptions. In modern scholarship, it usually refe ... Read »


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    • Padded cell

    • A padded cell - or Personal Safety Room - is a cell in a psychiatric hospital with cushions lining the walls. The padding is an attempt to prevent a patient from hurting themselves by hitting their head (or other bodily parts) on the hard surface of the walls. In most cases, an individual's placement in a padded cell i ... Read »


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    • Pantry

    • A pantry is a room where beverages, food, and sometimes dishes, household cleaning chemicals, linens, or provisions are stored. Food and beverage pantries serve in an ancillary capacity to the kitchen. The word "pantry" derive from the same source as the Old French term ; that is from pain, the French form of the Latin ... Read »


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    • Parlour

    • Parlour (or parlor) is a name used for a variety of different reception rooms and public spaces in different historical periods. Parlour derives from the Old French word parloir or parler ("to speak"), and entered English around the turn of the 16th century. In its original usage it denoted a place set aside for d ... Read »


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    • Petit appartement du roi

    • Petit appartement du roi

      The petit appartement du roi (French: [pɛˈtit‿apaʁtəˈmɑ̃dyʁwa]) of the Palace of Versailles is a suite of rooms used by Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Located on the first floor of the palace, the rooms are found in the oldest part of the palace dating from the reign of L ... Read »


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    • Petit appartement de la reine

    • Petit appartement de la reine

      The petit appartement de la reine (French: [pɛˈtit‿apaʁtəˈmɑ̃dəlaʁɛn]) is a suite of rooms in the Palace of Versailles. These rooms, situated behind the grand appartement de la reine, and which now open onto two interior courtyards, were the private domain of the Queens of France, ... Read »


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    • Pinacotheca

    • A pinacotheca (Greek: πινακοθήκη and Latin: pinacothēca) was a picture gallery in either ancient Greece or ancient Rome. The name is specifically used for the building containing pictures which formed the left wing of the Propylaea on the Acropolis at Athens, Greece. The Pinacotheca was ... Read »


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    • Royal suite redirects here. For the 1976 Canadian comedy-drama television miniseries called Royal suite, see Royal Suite (TV series) Presidential suite and Royal suite are common names for the most expensive suite in a luxury hotel. The Presidential suite gained its name during the Woodrow Wilson presidency (1913†... Read »


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    • Priest hole

    • A priest hole is the term given to a hiding place for a priest built into many of the principal Catholic houses of England during the period when Catholics were persecuted by law in England. When Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558, there were several Catholic plots designed to remove her and severe measures w ... Read »


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    • Print room

    • A print room is either a room or industrial building where printing takes place, or a room in an art gallery or museum, where a collection of old master and modern prints, usually together with drawings, watercolours and photographs, are held and viewed. The latter meaning is the subject of this article. A further mean ... Read »


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    • Prison cell

    • A prison cell, also known as a jail cell or lock-up, is a small room in a prison or police station where a prisoner is held. Cells greatly varies for their furnishing, hygienic services and cleanness both across countries and based on the harshness level of the detention that the prisoner has been convicted to. In ... Read »


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    • Psychomanteum

    • In parapsychology and spiritualism, a psychomanteum is a small, enclosed area set up with a comfortable chair, dim lighting, and a mirror angled so as not to reflect anything but darkness intended to communicate with spirits of the dead. The psychomanteum was popularized by Raymond Moody, originator of the term ne ... Read »


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    • Public toilet

    • A public toilet is a room or small building containing one or more toilets (and possibly also urinals) which is available for use by the general public, or by customers or employees of certain businesses. Public toilets are commonly separated into male and female facilities, although some can be unisex, particularly th ... Read »


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    • Queue area

    • Queue areas are places in which people queue (first-come, first-served) for goods or services. Such a group of people is known as a queue (British usage) or line (American usage), and the people are said to be waiting or standing in a queue or in line, respectively. (In the New York City area, the phrase on line is oft ... Read »


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    • Rain porch

    • A rain porch, also commonly known as a Carolina porch, is a type of indigenous porch form found in the Southeastern United States. Some architectural scholars believe it to have originated along the coast of the Carolinas, hence the colloquial name. The defining characteristic of the rain porch is a roof that extends ... Read »


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    • Recreation room

    • A recreation room (also known as a rec room, rumpus room, or ruckus room) is a room used for a variety of purposes, such as parties, games and other everyday or casual use. The term is common in the United States, Australia and Canada, but is less common in the United Kingdom where the preferred term is games room. Oft ... Read »


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    • Refectory

    • A refectory (also frater, frater house, fratery) is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools, and academic institutions. One of the places the term is most often used today is in graduate seminaries. It derives from the Latin reficere "to remake or restore," via Late Latin refectorium, which means "a ... Read »


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    • Refreshment room

    • A refreshment room is an establishment that was formerly common in railway stations in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries that were formerly part of the British Empire. Refreshment rooms are similar to tearooms, and generally serve a variety of hot drinks, pastries, cakes, and light meals. Railway ref ... Read »


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    • Reredorter

    • The reredorter or necessarium (the latter being the original term) was a communal latrine found in mediaeval monasteries in Western Europe and later also in some New World monasteries. It was normally attached to the south end or the east side of the monks' dormitory or "dorter" on the east of the main cloister, that ... Read »


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    • Riding hall

    • A riding hall or riding arena is a building (part of an equestrian facility) that is specially designed for indoor horse riding. Smaller, private buildings contain only space for riding, while larger commercial facilities contain a "ring" or "arena" within a larger building an exclusively for equestrian use, but may al ... Read »


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    • Roomsharing

    • Roomsharing is where two or more people occupy a room, typically a bedroom. Roomsharing is the norm in some cultures, such as by Mayan families in rural Guatemala. In cultures where it is not normal, it may be comported out of viability, perhaps due to impoverishment. In some developed parts of the world, it may be ill ... Read »


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    • Root cellar

    • A root cellar is a structure, usually underground or partially underground, used for storage of vegetables, fruits, nuts, or other foods. Its name reflects the traditional focus on root crops stored in an underground cellar, which is still often true, although a wide variety of foods can potentially be stored, for week ... Read »


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    • Rotting room

    • A rotting room is a place where, when a royal family member dies, their remains are stored. More commonly heard of in Spain. The Rotting Room at the Crypt of Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial ... Read »


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    • Rotunda (architecture)

    • A rotunda (from Latin rotundus) is any building with a circular ground plan, and sometimes covered by a dome. It can also refer to a round room within a building (a famous example being within the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.). The Pantheon in Rome is a famous rotunda. A Band Rotunda is a circular bandstan ... Read »


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    • Sacristy

    • A sacristy is a room for keeping vestments (such as the alb and chasuble) and other church furnishings, sacred vessels, and parish records. In some countries, it is known as the vestry. The sacristy is usually located inside the church, but in some cases it is an annex or separate building (as in some monasteries). In ... Read »


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    • Safe room

    • A safe room or panic room is a fortified room that is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe shelter, or hiding place, for the inhabitants in the event of a break in, home invasion, tornado, terror attack, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so that law enforcem ... Read »


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    • Sauna

    • A sauna (/ˈsɔːnə/ or /ˈsaʊnə/;Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑunɑ]), or sudatory, is a small room or building designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these facilities. The steam and high heat make the bathers perspire. Saunas can b ... Read »


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    • Screened porch

    • A screened porch is a type of porch or similar structure on or near the exterior of a house that has been covered by window screens in order to hinder insects, debris, and other undesirable objects from entering the area inside the screen. Typically created to enhance the liveability of a structure that would otherwise ... Read »


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    • Secret passage

    • Secret passages, also commonly referred to as hidden passages or secret tunnels, are hidden routes used for stealthy travel, escape, or movement of people and goods. Such passageways are sometimes inside buildings leading to secret rooms. Others allow occupants to enter or exit buildings without being seen. Hidden pass ... Read »


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    • Semi-basement

    • Semi-basement is the architectural term for a floor of a building that is half below ground, rather than entirely such as a true basement or cellar. Traditionally, semi-basements were designed in larger houses where staff was housed. A semi-basement usually contained kitchens and domestic offices. The advantage over a ... Read »


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    • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility

    • A Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF; pronounced "skiff") in United States military, national security/national defense and intelligence parlance, is an enclosed area within a building that is used to process Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) types of classified information. SCI is usually only ... Read »


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    • Servants' hall


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    • Server room

    • A server room is a room, usually air-conditioned, devoted to the continuous operation of computer servers. An entire building or station devoted to this purpose is a data center. The computers in a server rooms are usually headless systems that can be operated remotely via KVM switch or remote administration software, ... Read »


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    • Shoin

    • As life styles change, so does architecture. In few other ways can we see so directly and concretely the changes in the social and cultural life of the Muromachi elite as in the development of shoin-style architecture and the invention of the new form of domestic structure known as the kaisho. Shoin (書院, dra ... Read »


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    • Showroom

    • A showroom is a large space used to display products or show entertainment. A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, such as automobiles, furniture, appliances, carpet or apparel. It is a retail store of a company in which products are on sale in a space created by their brand or company. A s ... Read »


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    • Sky lobby

    • A sky lobby is an intermediate interchange floor where people can change from an express elevator that stops only at the sky lobby to a local elevator which stops at every floor within a segment of the building. When designing very tall (supertall) buildings, supplying enough elevators is a problem – travellers wa ... Read »


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    • Skyway

    • A skyway, skybridge, or skywalk is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed or covered bridge between two or more buildings in an urban area. This protects pedestrians from the weather. In North America skyways are usually owned by businesses, and are therefore not public spaces (compare with sidewalk). However, in A ... Read »


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    • Sleeping porch

    • A sleeping porch is a deck or balcony that is screened and furnished for sleeping in the warmer months. Sleeping porches can be on ground level or on a higher storey and in either the front or back of a home. The idea of a sleeping porch dates back nearly a hundred years when people would sleep on a screened-in porch t ... Read »


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    • Slype

    • The term slype is a variant of slip in the sense of a narrow passage; in architecture, the name for the covered passage usually found in monasteries or cathedrals between the transept and the chapter house, as at St Andrews, Winchester, Gloucester, Exeter, Durham and St. Albans. At St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, it is, with ... Read »


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    • Small office/home office


    • Smoking room

    • A smoking room (or smoking lounge) is a room which is specifically provided and furnished for smoking, generally in buildings where smoking is otherwise prohibited. Smoking rooms can be found in public buildings such as airports, and in semi-public buildings such as workplaces. Such rooms are equipped with chairs, ... Read »


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    • Solar (room)

    • The solar was a room in many English and French medieval manor houses, great houses and castles, generally situated on an upper storey, designed as the family's private living and sleeping quarters. In such houses, the main ground-floor room was known as the Great Hall, in which all members of the household, including ... Read »


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    • Spear closet

    • A spear closet is an architectural “left over” space of small size and irregular shape. When laying out floor plans for buildings, designers sometimes are unable to avoid small “left over” spaces which cannot be put to practical use. This problem is particularly severe in buildings with angular ... Read »


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    • Staffroom

    • A staffroom, also known as a teachers' lounge outside Great Britain, is a room in a primary school, middle school, high school or college where teachers have their desk and prepare their lessons, as opposed to the faculty lounge in United States and Canadian universities and to the common room in British independent sc ... Read »


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    • Staircase tower

    • A staircase tower (German: Treppenturm, also Stiegenturm or Wendelstein) is a tower-like wing of a building with a circular or polygonal plan that contains a stairwell, usually a helical staircase. Only a few examples of staircase towers have survived from ancient times (e.g. on the Imperial Baths in Trier); stair ... Read »


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    • State room

    • A state room in a large European mansion is usually one of a suite of very grand rooms which were designed to impress. The term was most widely used in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were the most lavishly decorated in the house and contained the finest works of art. State rooms are usually only found in the houses ... Read »


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    • Still room

    • The still room is a distillery room found in most great houses, castles or large establishments throughout Europe dating back at least to medieval times. Medicines were prepared, cosmetics and many home cleaning products created, and home-brewed beer or wine was often made. Herbs and flowers from the kitchen garden and ... Read »


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    • Storm cellar

    • A storm shelter or storm cellar is a type of underground bunker designed to protect the occupants from violent severe weather, particularly tornadoes. They are most frequently seen in the Midwest ("Tornado Alley") and Southeast United States where tornadoes are generally frequent and the low water table permits undergr ... Read »


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    • Student lounge

    • Student lounges are rooms located within thousands of schools, colleges and universities, designed to give students a space for relaxation and study. The University of Texas held a contest to design its student lounges. The design of some student lounges have even won awards for the architects for their creations. ... Read »


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    • Studio

    • A studio is an artist's or worker's workroom, or the catchall term for an artist and their employees who work within that studio. This can be for the purpose of acting, architecture, painting, pottery (ceramics), sculpture, origami, woodworking, scrapbooking, photography, graphic design, filmmaking, animation, industri ... Read »


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    • Study (room)

    • A study is a room in a house that is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading. Historically, the study of a house was reserved for use as the private office and reading room of a family father as the formal head of a household, but today studies are generally either used to operate a home business or else open to ... Read »


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    • Sudatorium

    • In architecture, a sudatorium is a vaulted sweating-room (, sweat) of the Roman baths or thermae. The Roman architectural writer Vitruvius (v. 2) refers to it as concamerata sudatio. In order to obtain the great heat required, the whole wall was lined with vertical terra-cotta flue pipes of rectangular section, placed ... Read »


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    • Suite (hotel)

    • A suite in a hotel or other public accommodation denotes a class of accommodations with more space than a typical hotel room. They can also be found onboard passenger ships. In luxury or upscale accommodations, such as Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, Marriott, or Embassy Suites, key features may include multiple rooms ... Read »


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    • Sunroom

    • A sunroom (also solarium, garden room, and other variations) is a structure, either attached or integrated into a building such as a home, restaurant, or office, which allows enjoyment of the surrounding landscape while being sheltered from adverse weather. Also known as a sun parlor, sun porch, patio room, Florida ro ... Read »


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    • Tabagie (room)

    • A tabagie is a room designated for smoking tobacco and socializing. In every Palace was a Tabagie, a high large room with a dozen contented saturnine figures round a large long table, a long Dutch pipe in the mouth of each. In modern Quebec French, tabagie refers to a tobacco shop, which in Parisian French is called ... Read »


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    • Tablinum

    • In Roman architecture, a tablinum (or tabulinum, from tabula, board, picture) was a room generally situated on one side of the atrium and opposite to the entrance; it opened in the rear on to the peristyle, with either a large window or only an anteroom or curtain. The walls were richly decorated with fresco pictures, ... Read »


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    • Tearoom (UK and US)

    • A tearoom or tea shop is a small restaurant where beverages and light meals are served, usually having a sedate or subdued atmosphere. Establishments like this in various countries around the world can be grouped together as teahouses. This article deals with tea in the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent, other Eng ... Read »


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    • Tepidarium

    • The tepidarium was the warm (tepidus) bathroom of the Roman baths heated by a hypocaust or underfloor heating system.The specialty of a tepidarium is the pleasant feeling of constant radiant heat which directly affects the human body from the walls and floor. There is an interesting example at Pompeii; this was covere ... Read »


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    • Throne room

    • A throne room or throne hall is the room, often rather a hall, in the official residence of the crown, either a palace or a fortified castle, where the throne of a senior figure (usually a monarch) is set up with elaborate pomp—usually raised, often with steps, and under a canopy, both of which are part of the ori ... Read »


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    • Toolroom

    • A toolroom is a room where tools are stored or, in a factory, a space where tools are made and repaired for use throughout the rest of the factory. In engineering and manufacturing, toolroom activity is everything related to tool-and-die facilities in contrast to production line activity. Originally a toolroom was lit ... Read »


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    • Torture chamber

    • A torture chamber is a room where torture is inflicted. The medieval torture chamber was windowless and often built underground, was lit by a few candles and was specifically designed to induce "horror, dread and despair" to anyone but those possessing a strong mind and "nerves of steel". Historically, torture chamber ... Read »


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    • Transmission control room

    • Transmission control room (TCR) or 'transmission suite', or 'Tx room', or "presentation" is a room at broadcast facilities and television stations around the world. Compared to a Master Control Room, it is usually smaller in size and is a scaled-down version of centralcasting. The TX Room or Presentation suite are staf ... Read »


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    • Triclinium

    • A triclinium (plural: triclinia) is a formal dining room in a Roman building. The word is adopted from the Greek τρικλίνιον, triklinion, from τρι-, tri-, "three", and κλίνη, klinē, a sort of "couch" or rather chaise longue. Each couch was wide enough to accommoda ... Read »


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    • Undercroft

    • An undercroft is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted, and used for storage in buildings since medieval times. In modern usage, an undercroft is generally a ground (street-level) area which is relatively open to the sides, but covered by the building above. While some were used as simp ... Read »


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    • Unisex public toilet

    • A unisex public toilet (alternatively gender-inclusive or gender-neutral) is a bathroom that people of any gender or gender identity may use. Gender-neutral toilet facilities benefit transgender populations and people who exist outside of the gender binary; people with disabilities, the elderly, and anyone else who may ... Read »


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    • Utility room

    • A utility room is a room within a house where equipment not used in day-to-day activities is kept. "Utility" refers to an item which is designed for usefulness or practical use, so in turn most of the items kept in this room have functional attributes. A utility room is generally the area where laundry is done, and is ... Read »


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    • Utility vault

    • A utility vault is an underground room providing access to subterranean public utility equipment, such as valves for water or natural gas pipes, or switchgear for electrical or telecommunications equipment. Utility vaults are commonly constructed out of reinforced concrete boxes, poured concrete or brick. Small ones a ... Read »


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    • Vestibule (architecture)

    • A vestibule /ˈvɛstáµ»bjuːl/ is an anteroom (antechamber) or small foyer leading into a larger space, such as a lobby, entrance hall, passage, etc., for the purpose of waiting, withholding the larger space view, reducing heat loss, providing space for outwear, etc. The term applies to structures in both mode ... Read »


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    • Vestry

    • A vestry was the committee for the secular and ecclesiastical government for a parish in England and Wales, which, until this was forbidden in 1850, met in the vestry or sacristy of the parish church, and consequently became known colloquially as the "vestry". The vestry was a meeting of the parish ratepayers chai ... Read »


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    • Void deck

    • A void deck is an open space typically found on the ground floor of apartment blocks in Singapore. The void deck occupies the ground level, while apartments are usually on the second floor and above. You can take letters from the void deck.Void decks are spaces for community mingling, where functions are often attended ... Read »


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    • Waiting room

    • A waiting room is a building, or more commonly a part of a building or a room, where people sit or stand until the event or appointment which they are waiting for begins. There are two types of waiting room. One is where individuals leave for appointments one at a time, or in small groups, for instance at a doctor's o ... Read »


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