14R-2-201  General.
The provisions of Section 201 of IEBC are not adopted. The following language is adopted as Section 201:
201. GENERAL
201.1 Definitions.
The definitions in Section 202 shall apply to italicized words throughout this code, except where specifically limited to a particular chapter or section. Unless the context requires otherwise, the definitions in Section 202 shall also apply to non-italicized words throughout this code.
201.2 Interchangeability.
Words used in the present tense include the future; words stated in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter; the singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.
201.3 Words defined in other codes.
Where non-italicized words are not defined in this code and are defined in the Chicago Construction Codes Administrative Provisions, Chicago Building Code, Chicago Conveyance Device Code, Chicago Electrical Code, Chicago Fire Prevention Code, Chicago Fuel Gas Code, Chicago Mechanical Code, Chicago Energy Conservation Code, Chicago Plumbing Code, or Chicago Minimum Requirements for Existing Buildings, such words shall have the meanings ascribed to them in those codes.
201.4 Words not defined.
Where italicized words are not defined in Section 202 or non-italicized words are not defined in Section 202 or any of the codes referenced in Section 201.3, such words shall have the meaning given in the latest edition of Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as the context implies.”