Business / Real Estate / Fire Rating: A rating of the length of time it takes a fire to penetrate a barrier. Designates the ability of a material to contain a fire in a carefully controlled test setting for a specified period of time. A material tested in a laboratory that adequately contains a fire for two hours and meets other requirements during the laboratory fire test, is given a two-hour fire resistance rating. Fire-resistance ratings are based on full-scale tests under controlled conditions and are generally recognized by building code authorities and fire insurance rating bureaus. Requirements for fire-resistance ratings are usually set by local building code officials based on the expected occupancy of the building.
Fire Adjective Synonyms: feeling, passion, ardor, ardency, fervor, fervency, intensity, vigor, spirit, energy, vim, vivacity, sparkle, animation, liveliness, verve, pep, dash, vitality, eagerness, enthusiasm, fever, feverishness
Fire Verb Synonyms: detonate, set off, ignite, set fire to, light, let off
Fire Noun Synonyms: flame(s), blaze, conflagration, holocaust, inferno
Business / Finance / Operating In The Red: Doing business while losing money. MORE
Business / Finance / Operating Income: Sales revenue minus cost of sales and operating expenses. Similar to earnings before interest and taxes, operating income is examined when the earnings of the core business are analyzed. Also referred MORE