from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of laying out.
  • noun An arrangement or plan, especially the schematic arrangement of parts or areas.
  • noun The art or process of arranging printed or graphic matter on a page.
  • noun The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
  • noun A page or set of pages marked to indicate this design.
  • noun Sports The straight position, as in diving.
  • noun Informal An establishment or property, especially a large residence or estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A structured arrangement of items within certain limits.
  • noun A plan for such arrangement.
  • noun The act of laying out something.
  • noun publishing The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
  • noun engineering A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
  • noun electronics A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)
  • noun a plan or design of something that is laid out


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