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"housing estate" in British English

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housing estatenoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US housing development, US also subdivision)
an ​areacontaining a ​largenumber of ​houses or ​apartmentsbuiltclose together at the same ​time: They ​live on/in a ​housingestate.
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"housing estate" in Business English

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housing estatenoun [C]

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