Device used to change the direction of an electrical current. Alternately, a revolving part in a motor or dynamo that collects the current from or distributes it to the brushes.
Compact fluorescent lamp (cfl)
A generic name used for a whole family of small, single-ended fluorescent lamps with a folded, bridged, or spiral glass tube design and with high color rendering (cri>80) and a long life (>8,000 hours).
The use of weights or water to firmly pack fill, such as dirt. The constant mixing, turning or vibrating of a mixture of cement or mortar which is done to eliminate the spaces between the solid fragments during the mixing process which results in a smoother consistent mixture which is stronger and more easily troweled.
Machine that packs down soil by using a motor driven weighted flat plate, which rests on the ground and vibrates.
Different plants that are planted together for the benefit of each other. Whether it be color or roots deeper to bring up the nutrients for the secondary plant. Ground covers are great companion plants.
Comparable market analysis (cma)
A comparison of the prices of similar houses in the same general geographic area. A CMA is used to help determine the value of a property, either for a seller or a buyer.
Widely used by real estate brokers where sales of similar properties in proximate neighborhoods are used to estimate value.
An abbreviation for comparable properties used for comparative purposes in the appraisal process. Refers to facilities of reasonably the same size and location with similar amenities. Also properties that have been recently sold and have characteristics similar to property under consideration, thereby indicating the approximate fair market value of the subject property.
Comparative market analysis
The estimated value of property based on the comparison of like properties.
(1) An instrument which consists of two pointed legs which are connected at one end by a pivot with the other end of one of the legs having a sharp pointed end and the other leg holding a pencil, which is used for drawing arcs or circles or for taking measurements. (2) Any of various instruments, especially one that consists of a magnetic needle, which swings freely on a pivot and points to magnetic north.