zoning

noun zon·ing \ ˈzō-niŋ \

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

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zoning

noun zon·ing

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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