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zoning

noun [U]  /ˈzoʊ·nɪŋ/ us  
the act of setting rules for the use of land and the types of structures that can be built on it: The town’s new zoning establishes a height limit of eight stories on any new building. San Francisco has strict zoning laws to preserve neighborhoods.
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