[ red-lahy-ning ]
/ ˈrɛdˌlaɪ nɪŋ /
a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, especially inner-city neighborhoods.
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Definition for redlining (2 of 2)
[ verb red-lahyn; noun red-lahyn ]
/ verb ˈrɛdˌlaɪn; noun ˈrɛdˈlaɪn /
verb (used with object), red·lined, red·lin·ing.
to treat by redlining (an area or neighborhood).
to establish the recommended safe speed of (an airplane): The bomber is redlined at 650 miles an hour.
to draw a canceling red line through (an item on a list).
to mark or designate for cancellation, rejection, dismissal, or the like: club members redlined for unpaid dues.
to cause (an airplane) to be grounded.
verb (used without object), red·lined, red·lin·ing.
to engage in redlining.
- the maximum rotational speed, or angular velocity, of the engine crankshaft that is considered safe: often measured in rpm.
- a red line or boundary of a red area that delineates such a value, as on a tachometer.
Related formsred·lin·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for redlining
/ (ˈrɛdˌlaɪn) /
(esp of a bank or group of banks) to refuse a loan to (a person or country) because of the presumed risks involved
to restrict people's access to goods or services on the basis of the area in which they live
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