zoning

Zoning is the process of splitting areas of land up into sections and clarifying what each of those sections can be used for. Your city's zoning might not allow you to build an enormous lighthouse in your front yard.

Laws in a town or city that restrict what you can use land for are collectively known as zoning. Your neighborhood's zoning might allow multifamily homes and small businesses, while your cousin's area of town may have zoning that restricts it to single-family houses. In cities, zoning laws dictate where schools, medical clinics, homeless shelters, restaurants, parking lots, and liquor stores can be built. It may seem boring, but zoning affects daily life for most people.

Definitions of zoning
  1. noun
    dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc
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    type of:
    division, partition, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation
    the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
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