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Meaning of “building” in the English Dictionary

"building" in British English

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buildingnoun

uk   us   /ˈbɪl.dɪŋ/
A2 [C] a ​structure with ​walls and a ​roof, such as a ​house or ​factory: The once-empty ​site was now ​covered with buildings.A2 [U] the ​process or ​business of making ​structures such as ​houses or ​factories: building costs He ​started off in the building trade before ​opening his own ​restaurant.

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(Definition of building from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"building" in American English

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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 ​badlydamaged or ​destroyed by the ​earthquake. Building is also the ​activity or ​business of putting together ​structures with ​walls and a ​roof.
(Definition of building from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"building" in Business English

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buildingnoun

uk   us   /ˈbɪldɪŋ/
[C] PROPERTY a ​structure with walls and a roof, for ​example, a ​house or a ​factory: The museum is an impressive building. an office/​apartment/​industrial building
[U] PROPERTY the ​activity of building ​houses, ​factories, etc.: There's going to be a lot more building and a lot more ​developmentactivity. He had to project-manage the building of a new ​factory. building ​materials a building ​project a building ​inspector
PRODUCTION the ​activity of building ​cars, ​planes, ​machinery, etc.: They ​spent millions of ​dollars on the building of a ​prototype. a car buildingplant
[U] the ​process of ​creating or ​developing something: The building ofteam spirit is very important in this ​organization. We ​offercourses in ​assertiveness and confidence building.
(Definition of building from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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