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buildingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbɪl·dɪŋ/
a structure with walls and a roof, such as a house or factory, to give protection to people, animals, or things: [C] an apartment/office building [C] Many buildings were badly damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. Building is also the activity or business of putting together structures with walls and a roof.
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