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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc

Britannica Concise

Legislative method of controlling land use by regulating such considerations as the type of buildings that may be erected and the population density. German and Swedish cities first applied zoning regulations in the late 19th cent. to address the problems of urban congestion and building height. The earliest U.S. zoning ordinances date from the beginning of the 20th cent. and were motivated by the need to regulate the location of commercial and industrial activities. New York City's 1916 ordinance was the first comprehensive zoning law; it and other early regulations were designed to protect property values and preserve light and air. Modern zoning regulations divide land use into three types: residential, commercial, and industrial. Within each designation, more specific aspects of development (e.g., building proximity, height, type) are also determined. Zoning is often used to maintain the distinctive character of a town or city; an adverse consequence of such zoning is economic segregation. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against such zoning in 1977 when it declared the zoning regulations of one Chicago suburb discriminatory.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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