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components (objects parts) (6)
  • The Components hierarchy contains terms for the constituent parts of objects, including structures, images, and texts. In those instances where a term refers to an element that may sometimes be a component and sometimes stand alone, it is placed with a preferred parent in the most suitable hierarchy. For example,
<work and instructional spaces> (1) 0
institutions (organizations) (5)

Use for: institution (organization)

  • Formally structured organizations, establishments, or associations created for the promotion of a specific benevolent public or private objective, usually a religious, charitable, or educational objective, such as a church, school, college, hospital, asylum, reformatory, mission, or the like.
financial institutions (institutions) 0
archives (institutions) 0
social institutions 0
<institutions by activity> (2) 0
public institutions 0
organizations (groups)

Use for: organization (group), organisations (groups)

  • Groups of people organized for a purpose, typically characterized by a more or less constant membership, a body of officers or functionaries, and a set of regulations governing their activities and conduct.
educational institutions

Use for: educational institution, institutions, educational

  • Formally structured organizations, establishments, or associations primarily involved with education, which is the imparting of knowledge, attitudes, skills, or socially valued qualities of character or behavior.
schools (institutions)
  • Organizations or establishments that provide instruction.
complexes (buildings and sites) (4)
  • Aggregations of buildings, other structures, and/or open spaces, often multifunctional, and more extensive than single built works, usually shaped over a longer period of time by more participants.
Built Complexes and Districts (hierarchy name) (5)
  • The Built Complexes and Districts hierarchy contains terms for coherent groupings of built works and for parts of settlements. Complexes are defined as aggregations of buildings, other structures, and open spaces, often multifunctional and more extensive, and usually shaped over a longer period of time by more participants than single built works. Districts are defined as delineated or perceived components of settlements that are more extensive and less architectonic than built complexes. These areas are likely to be defined by socio-economic characteristics or topographic features, by a sameness of the built works they encompass, or by administratively created boundaries. Relation to other hierarchies: Terms for public transit systems (e.g.,
Built Environment (hierarchy name) (27)
  • The Built Environment hierarchy includes terms for the built and natural environment, covering constructed works and natural landscapes, forming a continuum from the largest natural landscapes and settled areas to the smallest of individual built works. Relation to other hierarchies: The constituent parts of constructed works, such as doors and walls, that extend the continuum at even smaller scale, are found in the Components hierarchy. Concepts may have multiple parents; therefore, in those instances where a concept may logically appear at more than one level of the continuum (e.g.,
condominiums (built works)

Use for: condominium (built work), condos

  • Buildings or complexes of buildings in which each unit is individually owned and ownership of common areas and facilities is shared.
<single built works by ownership> 0
high-rise buildings (1)

Use for: high-rise building, buildings, high-rise, buildings, high rise, buildings, highrise, high rise buildings, highrise buildings, high-risers, high-rises, highrises, high rises

  • Buildings over nine or ten stories and served by elevators, especially when such buildings stand out in a skyline.
<single built works by form> (4) 0
<single built works by form: height> (3) 0
multistory buildings (2)

Use for: multistory building, buildings, multistory, multi-storey buildings, buildings, multi-storey, buildings, multistoreyed, buildings, multi-storied, multistorey buildings, multi-storied buildings

  • Buildings having multiple floors, usually reserved for buildings having more than two floors and that are not single family dwellings.
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