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housing starts

From Longman Business Dictionaryhousing startsˈhousing ˌstarts [plural]ECONOMICSPROPERTY the number of new houses, apartments etc on which building work has started in a particular period of time. The number of housing starts is an important ECONOMIC INDICATOR (=sign of the level of economic activity)Canadian housing starts declined 3.4% from November to an annual rate of 173,000. start
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