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zoning

[ zoh-ning ]
/ ˈzoʊ nɪŋ /
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adjective

(especially in city planning) of or relating to the division of an area into zones, as to restrict the number and types of buildings and their uses: zoning laws.

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Origin of zoning

First recorded in 1810–20; zone + -ing2
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Medical definitions for zoning

zoning
[ zōnĭng ]

n.

An unexpectedly strong immunologic reaction in a small amount of serum, probably the result of high antibody titer.
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Cultural definitions for zoning

zoning

The establishment by local governments of districts that are restricted to various types of manufacturing, commercial, or residential use.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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