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noun
  1. Also called groundplot. the plan of a floor of a building.
  2. first or fundamental plan.

Origin of ground plan

First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for ground plan

Historical Examples

  • "I've just seen a sort of ground-plan of the castle," said Miss Elsie cheerfully.

    A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories

    Bret Harte

  • These arrangements will be understood from the ground-plan (fig. 129).

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • I made a list of these and have printed them on the margin of my ground-plan (fig. 133).

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • In his treatise I find the ground-plan of your chief positions.

  • Line we need, not only for our ground-plan and framework, but also to define or express our forms.


British Dictionary definitions for ground plan

ground plan

noun
  1. a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp one to scaleSee also plan (def. 3) Compare elevation (def. 5)
  2. a preliminary or basic outline
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