zoning

[ zoh-ning ]
/ ˈzoʊ nɪŋ /

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.

Origin of zoning

First recorded in 1810–20; zone + -ing2

Definition for zoning (2 of 2)

Origin of zone

1490–1500; < Latin zōna < Greek zṓnē belt

Related forms

zone·less, adjectivein·ter·zone, nounmis·zone, verb, mis·zoned, mis·zon·ing.un·zone, verb (used with object), un·zoned, un·zon·ing.

Synonym study

1. See belt.
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British Dictionary definitions for zoning

zone

/ (zəʊn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

zoning, noun

Word Origin for zone

C15: from Latin zōna girdle, climatic zone, from Greek zōnē
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Medicine definitions for zoning (1 of 2)

zoning

[ zōnĭng ]

n.

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

Medicine definitions for zoning (2 of 2)

zone

[ zōn ]

n.

An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
zona
A segment.
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Science definitions for zoning

zone

[ zōn ]

Any of the five regions of the surface of the Earth that are loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude, including the Torrid Zone, the North and South Temperate zones, and the North and South Frigid zones.
Ecology An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and populated by communities of certain kinds of organisms.
Mathematics A portion of a sphere bounded by the intersections of two parallel planes with the sphere.
Anatomy An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
Geology A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
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Culture definitions for zoning

zoning


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

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