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I think code writer implies a well defined / well evaluated load path
as a positive connection as opposed to an implicit understanding.

It is frequently used term like for instance in ACI 318 or AISC Manuals.

On 4/16/14, Steve Gordin <sgordin(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> Paul,
> I specifically wanted my question to be generic - as the term is widely 
> used 
> without being defined (at least I could not find anything). For example,
> ASCE 7-10, several instances: "A positive connection for resisting a
> horizontal
> force acting parallel to the member shall be provided for each beam,
> girder,
> or truss either directly to its supporting elements, or to slabs designed
> to act as diaphragms."
> Thanks,
> Steve Gordin SE
> On Apr 16, 2014, at 12:09 PM, "Kavsak, Paul M." <kavsakpm(--nospam--at)> 
> wrote:

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