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housing estatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ ɪˌsteɪt/  us   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ ɪˌsteɪt/ UK (US housing development, US also subdivision)
an area containing a large number of houses or apartments built close together at the same time: They live on/in a housing estate.
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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housing estatenoun [C]

uk   us   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.
(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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