Meaning of “zoning” in the English Dictionary

"zoning" in American English

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zoningnoun [ U ]

us /ˈzoʊ·nɪŋ/

the act of setting rules for the use of land and the types of structures that can be built on it:

The town’s new zoning establishes a height limit of eight stories on any new building.
San Francisco has strict zoning laws to preserve neighborhoods.

(Definition of “zoning” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"zoning" in Business English

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zoningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈzəʊnɪŋ/ us US

the process of giving a special purpose to a particular area, such as an area in a town:

She is an attorney who specializes in issues of land use and zoning.
zoning laws/regulations/restrictions The area is protected by zoning laws.
The zoning change required for the South Side project is on the agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting.

(Definition of “zoning” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)