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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 badly damaged or destroyed by the earthquake.
Building is also the activity or business of putting together structures with walls and a roof.
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buildingnoun

uk   /ˈbɪl.dɪŋ/ 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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"building" in Business English

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buildingnoun

uk   /ˈbɪldɪŋ/ us  
[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 development activity. 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 building plant
[U] the process of creating or developing something: The building of team spirit is very important in this organization. We offer courses in assertiveness and confidence building.
(Definition of building from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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