I am buying a Schlage commercial lock set, and there is a $120 price delta between:

FSIC Full Size Inter-changeable Cores


Less Full Sized Core

What does this mean?

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"Less" here means "without". You can purchase the lock set either including the core, or with a hole where you can add a core you already have or one you purchase separately.

  • "Less" as in "minus". A bit awkward in this instance, but not entirely uncommon in modern English usage. "Your total, less the 10% 'friend' discount is...".
    – FreeMan
    Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 15:22
  • Got it. If it said "Less Core" I would track it better. "Less Full Size Core" confused me. Thanks all! Commented Nov 8, 2022 at 20:46

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