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A. These definitions apply to all terms used in the various development handbooks and the city of Bellingham comprehensive plan.

B. For the purposes of this title, unless it is plainly evident from the context that a different meaning is intended, certain words and terms are herein defined.

C. Words used in the present tense include the future, words in the singular include the plural and vice versa.

D. The word “shall” is mandatory and not discretionary.

E. Words not herein defined shall be construed as defined in the adopted building code of the city of Bellingham.

F. Words not defined in either shall be construed as defined within Merriam Webster’s Third (or latest) Edition English language dictionary.

G. Variances from these definitions shall not be granted. [Ord. 9024, 1982].

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