mul·​ti·​unit ˌməl-tē-ˈyü-nət How to pronounce multiunit (audio)
: having two or more units (such as housing units)
… the idea of taxing multiunit housing, such as apartment complexes, at the higher commercial tax rate would be certain to trigger a fallout because rents for such housing would likely go up significantly.Nick Kotsopoulos

Examples of multiunit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Piecemeal ownership of floating structures is not allowed in the Netherlands, which disincentivizes developers who might want to build and sell multiunit housing. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 Researchers in the Chicago study identified five types of classic city vintage homes that — taken together — account for about 320,000 single-family or small multiunit residences in Chicago. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 And these multiunit buildings are showing art, not mere decor, or at least that’s the pledge from the curators behind them. Kriston Capps, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 The report also revealed West Maui had the island's highest population of people living in multiunit housing, the second-highest rate of households without a vehicle and the highest rate of non-English speakers. Elizabeth Pritchett, Fox News, 11 Aug. 2023 The address looks like many in modern South Boston: a sleek, multiunit residential building that could easily be home to the young professionals who now live in the once white, working-class neighborhood. Danny McDonald,, 27 July 2023 Some California cities have weighed imposing bans on smoking in multiunit housing as complaints have arisen amid the newfound popularity of the now-legal drug. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 6 June 2023 The rise in new construction — including increases in multiunit dwellings in some areas — comes as California faces a housing crisis that has sparked a push at the city and state levels to build more homes. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023 Arlington lawmakers voted Wednesday to allow multiunit residential buildings across the county, a controversial decision that shifts this Northern Virginia community away from the core suburban principle it was once designed around: single-family-only zoning. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiunit was in 1909

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“Multiunit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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