Definition of gated in English:

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gated

Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪtɪd/

adjective

1Having gates to control the movement of traffic, people, or animals: a gated road
More example sentences
  • The roads and pavements of these cul-de-sacs are quasi-private places, gated communities without gates.
  • A dimension where everyone lives in climate controlled gated estates and they don't like lost midwestern lunatics.
  • He claims the development plans would scoop out a lot of the woods and natural habitat for detention ponds to control flooding in a gated development of million-dollar homes.
1.1Denoting a residential development in which access is allowed only through a secured gate, often protected by additional security measures: a gated community
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  • Welcome to Wavering Facades, the world's first gated and secure metrosexual community.
  • Cobblestone Estates once promoted as the city's next gated communityis just over the East New York border in Lindenwood, Queens.
  • Having moved to a fashionable "gated community" they invite their old neighbors to dinner.
2 technical Denoting a channel or pathway through a system that can be opened and closed depending on set conditions.
Example sentences
  • Voltage gated potassium channels open and inactivate in response to changes of the voltage across the membrane.
  • Indeed, ion channels, whether gated by ligand, voltage, or force, all possess specialized molecular sensors for detection of their stimuli.
  • The serotonin type 3 receptor is a member of a superfamily of ligand gated ion channels.

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