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  1. the act or process of development, construction, or expansion: The buildout of the industry will likely begin in areas that already have well-established infrastructure.The relatively quick buildout is facilitated by modular parts constructed off-site.

  2. the execution or implementation of construction or development plans: Two days before the construction deadline the plan was already over budget and nowhere near ready for buildout.

  1. the state of being fully or maximally developed: When the city is at buildout, emissions will rise by 20% from the current amount.

Origin of buildout

First recorded in 1955–60; noun use of the verb phrase build out

Words Nearby buildout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023