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built-up area


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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈbuilt-ˈup,  adj. [usually: before a noun]
  1. built by the fastening together of several parts:a shoe with a built-up heel.
  2. (of an area) filled in with houses:In built-up areas the speed limit is 50 m.p.h.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
built-up  (biltup′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers:This shoe has a built-up heel.
  2. (of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region.
  • 1820–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
built-up adj
  1. having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area)
  2. increased by the addition of parts: built-up heels
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