NEC Art. 100

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Section 1

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Accessible (as applied to equipment).Admitting close approach; not guarded by locked doors, elevation, or other effective means.
Accessible (as applied to wiring methods).Capable of being removed or exposed without damaging the building structure or finish or not permanently closed in by the structure or finish of the building.
Accessible, Readily (Readily Accessible).Capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal, or inspections without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to actions such as to use tools, to climb over or remove obstacles, or to resort to portable ladders, and so forth.
Adjustable Speed Drive.Power conversion equipment that provides a means of adjusting the speed of an electric motor.
Adjustable Speed Drive SystemA combination of an adjustable speed drive, its associated motor(s), and auxiliary
Ampacity.The maximum current, in amperes, that a conductor can carry continuously under the conditions of use without exceeding its temperature rating.
Appliance.Utilization equipment, generally other than industrial that is normally built in standardized sizes or typesand is installed or connected as a unit to perform one or more functions such as clothes washing, air-conditioning,food mixing, deep frying, and so forth.
Approved.Acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI).A device intended to provide protection from the effects of arc faults by recognizing characteristics unique to arcing and by functioning to de-energize the circuit when an arc fault is detected.
Askarel.A generic term for a group of nonflammable synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbons used as electrical insulating media.

Section 2

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Attachment Plug (Plug Cap) (Plug).A device that, by insertion in a receptacle, establishes a connection betweenthe conductors of the attached flexible cord and the conductors connected permanently to the receptacle.
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).An organizationoffice, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements,of a code or standard, or for approving equipment,materials, an installation, or a procedure.
Automatic.Performing a function without the necessity of human intervention.
Bathroom.An area including a basin with one or more of the following: a toilet, a urinal, a tub, a shower, a bidet, or similar plumbing fixtures.
Battery System.Interconnected battery subsystems consisting of one or more storage batteries and battery chargers and can include inverters, converters, and associated electrical equipment.
Bonded (Bonding) Connected to establish continuity and conductivity.
Bonding Conductor or Jumper. A reliable conductor to ensure the required electrical coductivity between metal parts required to be electrically connected.
Bonding Jumper, Equipment.The connection between two or more portions of the equipment grounding conductor.
Bonding Jumper Main. :The connection between the grounded circuit conductor and the equipment grounding conductor at the service.
Question Answer
Bonding Jumper System. The connection between the grounded circuit conductor and the supply-side bonding jumper, or the equipment grounding conductor or both at a separately derived system.
Branch Circuit. The circuit conductors between the final overcurrent device protecting the circuit and the outlets.