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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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housinghous‧ing /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/ ●●○ W2 noun  1 [uncountable]HOME the houses or conditions that people live in health problems caused by bad housing a scheme to provide affordable housing for local people2 [uncountable]HOME the work of providing houses for people to live in government housing policy public services such as education, housing and transport3 [countable]T a protective cover for a machine the engine housing
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housingAny plan that can provide affordable housing would be a plus.This included the poll tax and changes in health provision, unemployment and housing benefits and education.The council is making a great effort to provide cheap housing and more public facilities.Hundreds of students are still looking for housing near campus.Investment in housing, transport, education and social services would have risen with a Labour victory.The future must bring increased availability of housing and social facilities.A joint commission was established to co-ordinate actions on economy, law, pensions, housing, energy and ecology.public housingThe company was quite aware of the housing problems, and rented accommodation wherever it was available.Most of the housing in the area is sub-standard and nothing is being done to improve it.the housing authority
From Longman Business Dictionaryhousinghous‧ing /ˈhaʊzɪŋ/ noun1[uncountable]PROPERTY the houses or conditions that people live inthe link between poor housing and healthThe smartest new housing developments in Malaysia often come with golf courses attached.Falling prices in the housing market have made lenders more cautious.a housing boom (=when a lot of people are buying and selling houses and prices are rising) public housing2[uncountable] the work of providing people with houses to live inMore money had been made available for health, housing, and education.3[countable] a cover that protects a machine or part of a machinea catalytic converter housing
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