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noun housing pronunciation in British English /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/
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pluralhousings
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] buildings for people to live in
    Land had to be found for new housing.
    There is a shortage of affordable housing.
    1. a.
      the job or activity of providing houses for people
      He works in housing.
      an integrated national housing policy
    2. 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)

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an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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