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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group of U.S. architects of the late 19th to early 20th century, including William Le Baron Jenney and Louis Sullivan, noted for their utilitarian designs and their use of steel framing as a skeleton for multistory buildings.

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From the core of the group being located at the University of Chicago.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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