**SCIENCE** |
**The Use of Mind to Discover
Generalized Laws** |

**SEARCH** |
**To Make a Through
Examination, Explore, Question** |

**SEEABILITY** |
**Quality of Being Visible to
the Human Sensory Apparatus** |

**Semi-Regular Solid** |
**Same as Archimedean
Solid** |

**SHEAR** |
**Force Acting along a Plane
that Passes Through a Structural Member** |

**SHEAR PANEL** |
**A Panel Placed along the
Shear Plane to Counteract that Force** |

**
SHORT WALLS** |
**
The short wall sections of the sides of a dome** |

**SIDES** |
**Erroneous Concept for the
Windows or Faces of a System** |

**SIMILAR** |
**Having the Same Shape, but
not Necessarily the Same Size** |

**SIZE** |
**Dimension, Extent; Relates to
Actual Constructs or Special Cases** |

**
SIU-C** |
**
Southern Illinois University** |
**
Carbondale** |
**
IL** |
**
USA** |

**
SIU-E** |
**
Southern Illinois University** |
**
Edwardsville** |
**
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**
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**SKEW POLYGON** |
**A Polygon whose Edges do not
Lie in the Same Plane** |

**SKEW SOLID** |
**A Solid Defined by Skew
Polygons** |

**
SKYLITE** |
**
Window positioned in any of the dome panels except a dormer** |

**
SLAB** |
**
A foundation or main floor formed
by directly pouring a concrete pad over a properly prepared piece of ground** |

**SNUB SOLID** |
**A Solid Exploded & the
Original Polygons Surrounded by Triangles** |

**SOLID** |
**
Same as POLYHEDRON** |

**SOMETHING** |
**An Entity (System) Having
Existence in the Real World** |

**SOUTH POLE** |
**
See:
Glossary/NORTH POLE** |

**
SPACEFRAME** |
**
The complete independent structural unit
formed by the exterior perimeter
framing of a typical dome triangle** |

**SPACESHIP EARTH** |
**Coined by
R Buckminster Fuller to Convey a
Sense of a Finite, Whole System Planet** |

**SPECIAL CASE** |
**A Specific Manifestation of a
Generalized Concept** |

**SPHERE** |
**Structure Where All Surface
Points are Equidistant from Center** |

**SPHERIC** |
**Rhombic Dodecahedron** |

**Spherical Triangle** |
**Curved Area Bounded by 3
Connected Great-Circle Arcs** |

**Spherical Trigonometry** |
**Study of Triangles Formed on
the Surfaces of Spheres** |

**SQUARE** |
**Imaginary Construct
Consisting of 4 Equal Sides & 4 Right Angles** |

**SQUARING** |
**Redefined as Triangling** |

**
SSA** |
**
Structural Study Associates** |

**STEADY STATE** |
**Input/Output are Balanced at
a Point Below Max Limits of System** |

**STELLATION** |
**To Form a Pyramid on each
Face of a Polyhedron** |

**Structural System** |
**Triangulated System** |

**STRUCTURE** |
**A Complex of Events that
Interact to Form a Stable Pattern** |

**STRUT** |
**A Compression Element of a
Tensegrity Structure** |

**SUNCLIPSE** |
**Accurate Term for the Last
Sighting of the Sun in the Evening** |

**SUNRISE** |
**Erroneous Term Based on False
Perception of Sun/Earth Relationship** |

**SUNSET** |
**Erroneous Term Based on False
Perception of Sun/Earth Relationship** |

**SUNSIGHT** |
**Accurate Term for the First
Sighting of the Sun in the Morning** |

**Supplementary Angles** |
**Angles that Add up to 180
Degrees** |

**SURFACE** |
**Element of System Having no
Independent Existence Outside the System** |

**SYMMETRY** |
**Correspondence of Congruent
Components about a Plane or Axis** |

**Synergetic Advantage** |
**A
principle of problem-solving: Advantage accrues by starting with the whole;
then moving to the parts** |

**SYNERGETICS** |
**Fuller's Name for Nature's
Coordinate System (Geometry)** |

**SYNERGY** |
**Behavior of Whole Systems Not
Predictable from Behavior of Parts** |

**SYSTEM** |
**Triangle-Based Structure
Dividing Universe into Inside & Outside** |