- (uncountable) The act or process by which something is built; construction.
- Synonym: construction
- The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
- (countable) A closed structure with walls and a roof.
- 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
- One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools […] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
- My sister lives in that apartment building.
act or process of building
closed structure with walls and a roof
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