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housing estate

noun [C]
 
 
UK PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT
a group of houses built together in a planned way, sometimes by the local government of an area in order to provide houses for people to rent or buy at a low cost: The Prime Minister visited a London housing estate to publicize the police's new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Translations of “housing estate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (統建的)住宅區,住宅群…
in Russian жилой микрорайон…
in Turkish toplu konut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (统建的)住宅区,住宅群…
in Polish osiedle mieszkaniowe…
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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