A designation given to a particular geographic area by the local government to regulate the type of use and the density of development permitted for properties in that area. For example, areas may be zoned to allow only residential development. American Banker Glossary

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zone zone 2 verb [transitive] PROPERTY
to divide a town or city into different areas for different purposes:

• The privately owned land is currently zoned for residential use (= for houses ) .

— see also downzoning
— zoning adjective :

• In architecture you are dependent on clients, on craftsmen, and on zoning laws.

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zoning UK US /ˈzəʊnɪŋ/ noun [U] US
the process of giving a special purpose to a particular area, such as an area in a town: »

She is an attorney who specializes in issues of land use and zoning.

zoning laws/regulations/restrictions »

The area is protected by zoning laws.


The zoning change required for the South Side project is on the agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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