living unit


: an apartment or house for use by one family

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Deerfield Correctional Center, which is located in Capron, 69 miles south of Richmond, has an assisted-living unit and infirmary and holds many of the state prison system’s older and medically impaired offenders. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2020 The region needs to look at other options besides direct lowering of the per-unit cost of a living unit such as making more neighborhoods bicycle-friendly and having more charging stations for electric vehicles, the strategy document says. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 15 July 2022 Only months before, the owner of a garage living unit in the Southcrest neighborhood in which Lyon had lived for six years had to remodel, forcing him to move into an inexpensive hotel. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2021 The youth authority advised families to contact a youth’s case coordinator or living unit manager to schedule a visit. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 The waiting list is 88 at the home in Sandusky for nursing home residents and 30 for the independent living unit. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2021 The inmate was in an open area of the living unit and began tying a sheet around his neck, investigators said. Jacob Beltran,, 27 Oct. 2020 According to the county's Frequently Ask Questions, park users should practice social distancing by staying 6 feet from other guests not residing in the same living unit. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2020 The development would include 60-100 single-family homes, 55-65 townhouses, 130-140 garden-style homes, about 200 apartments and 150-200 senior living units, according to plans submitted to the planning commission by developer Neyer Properties. Randy Tucker,, 22 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of living unit was circa 1937

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“Living unit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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