The C11 definition for lath (as a noun) references only gypsum lath. It does not reference non-gypsum plaster bases. The term lath is used throughout C11 standards. Because the current definition is limited to gypsum lath, it is incorrect whenever it is applied to metallic or non-metallic plaster lath. It is preferable to have a consistent, universal definition for lath that can be modified within an individual standard as opposed to each individual standard having to create a new definition.