Definition of tract housing in English:

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tract housing

Entry from US English dictionary


A type of housing development in which groups of essentially identical houses are built on a tract of subdivided land.
Example sentences
  • In addition to causing social problems, the spread of tract housing exacerbated a host of environmental ills.
  • Endless rows of suburban tract housing are sprouting up where corn once grew.
  • The program called for the design of eight houses that would demonstrate modern alternatives to tract housing.

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Syllabification: tract hous·ing

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