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"housing" in British English

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housingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ/ us   /ˈhaʊ.zɪŋ/
C1 buildings for people to live in: There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.

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

"housing" in American English

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housingnoun [U]

us   /ˈhɑʊ·zɪŋ/
buildings that people live in, or the providing of places for people to live: affordable/expensive housing
(Definition of housing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"housing" in Business English

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housingnoun

uk   /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/ us  
[U] PROPERTY buildings for people to live in, used especially when talking about their price or condition: provide/build housing There was a need to provide housing for workers in the new industries.rented/private housing 55% of respondents live in rented housing and 30% are owner-occupiers.affordable/cheap/low-cost housing Lack of access to affordable housing is a problem for young people in the area.
[U] PROPERTY the process of providing places for people to live: The post will suit someone who is currently working in housing or urban planning. a housing committee/department/officer
[C] a hard cover used to protect a vehicle or machine: The rotary engine housing prevents scuffing.
(Definition of housing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “housing”
in Arabic إسكان…
in Korean 주택…
in Portuguese habitação, moradia…
in Catalan habitatge, allotjament…
in Japanese 住居, 住宅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住房,住宅…
in Turkish mesken, yerleşim, iskân…
in Russian жилье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住房,住宅…
in Italian alloggio, abitazione…
in Polish mieszkania, zakwaterowanie…
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“housing” in Business English

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