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noun British English pronunciation: building /ˈbɪldɪŋ/ 
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singularbuilding
pluralbuildings
  1. 1
    [countable] a structure made of a strong material such as stone or wood that has a roof and walls, for example a house

    The church is the only ancient building in the city to survive.

    a group of farm buildings

    The town hall was a huge imposing building.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of building houses, factories, office buildings etc

    the building of a new hospital

    building materials/regulations

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