• PartIIDefinitions


    Code change proposals to definitions in this chapter preceded by a bracketed letter are considered by the IRC-Building Code Development Committee [RB] or the IECC-Residential Code Development Committee [RE] during the Group B (2016) Code Development cycle. See page iv for explanation.


    R201.1 Scope.

    Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this code, have the meanings indicated in this chapter.

    R201.2 Interchangeability.

    Words used in the present tense include the future; words in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter; the singular number includes the plural and the plural, the singular.

    R201.3 Terms defined in other codes.

    Where terms are not defined in this code such terms shall have the meanings ascribed in other code publications of the International Code Council.

    R201.4 Terms not defined.

    Where terms are not defined through the methods authorized by this section, such terms shall have ordinarily accepted meanings such as the context implies.