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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

JOINT
The space between installed units or between dimensional stones and the adjoining material
JOINT REINFORCEMENT
Steel reinforcement placed in or on mortar bed joints
JOINTING
The finishing of joints between courses of masonry units before the mortar has hardened
JOINTING SCHEME
Architectural drawing detailing dimensions, location and configuration of stone units and joints related to the structure
JUMPER
In ashlar patterns, a piece of stone of higher rise than adjacent stones which is used to end a horizontal mortar joint at the point where it is set