zoning

noun
zon·​ing | \ ˈzō-niŋ How to pronounce zoning (audio) \

Definition of zoning

: the act or process of partitioning a city, town, or borough into zones reserved for different purposes (such as residence or business) also : the set of ordinances by which such zones are established and regulated voted to change the town's zoning zoning laws

First Known Use of zoning

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zoning was in 1912

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“Zoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoning. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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zoning

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English Language Learners Definition of zoning

: a system of rules used to control where businesses and homes are built in a city or town

zoning

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Legal Definition of zoning

: municipal or county regulation of land use effected through the creation and enforcement of zones under local law

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