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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household, Building
dwellingdwell‧ing /ˈdwelɪŋ/ noun [countable] formal  DHTBa house, apartment etc where people live
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dwellingBy 1951 the Labour government had built 900,000 houses, falling short of its target of 240,000 dwellings a year.It is not surprising, therefore, that by the 1970s, more of the newly built dwellings were privately built.Most of them are single-family dwellings, which is like calling the Taj Mahal nice digs.In the morning sunlight Dent was no longer a fantasy but a solid and compact cluster of dwellings of a past age.Building models found in various places make explicit the connection between the Goddess and temples or dwellings.The Housing Act 1988 is likely to reduce the stock of public-sector dwellings substantially.Various small dwellings pressed against its sides like the farrow of a sow.
From Longman Business Dictionarydwellingdwell‧ing /ˈdwelɪŋ/ noun [countable] LAW a place where someone livesNew housing is expected to rise 15% this year to 180,000 dwellings.
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