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paving

[ pey-ving ]
/ ˈpeɪ vɪŋ /
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noun

material for paving.
the laying of a pavement.

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Origin of paving

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at pave, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for paving

paving
/ (ˈpeɪvɪŋ) /

noun

a paved surface; pavement
material used for a pavement, such as paving stones, bricks, or asphalt

adjective

of or for a paved surface or pavement
preparatory, facilitating, enablingpaving legislation
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