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noun [uncountable]     housing pronunciation in American English
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  1. buildings for people to live in

    Land had to be found for new housing.

    There is a shortage of affordable housing.

    1. b.
      [only before noun] connected with houses and other buildings that people live in

      a severe housing shortage

      an upturn in the housing market (=the buying and selling of houses)

      The latest figures show an increase in housing starts (=an increase in the building of new houses).

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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