Definition of infill in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfɪl
  • 1 (also infilling) [mass noun] Material that fills or is used to fill a space or hole: the cave infill consists of silt and rock [count noun]: the path has brown pebble paving for an infill
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    • The crane lifted a large bottom-dump concrete bucket filled with granular infill material.
    • The three-dimensional network of interconnected, perforated cells is filled with select infill materials such as topsoil, aggregates, concrete, or a combination of those materials.
    • Here, to free this wall of the defect meant considerable extra labour costs, extra materials and extra infill of a higher quality, which goes beyond the standard.
  • 1.1Buildings constructed to occupy the space between existing structures: the town has a few old houses and plenty of recent infill [as modifier]: infill development
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    • When a developer first proposed building infill housing on the playground and parking lot of an old school and turning the school into condominiums, the neighbors were ready for revolt.
    • I am disappointed because it was an opportunity to clamp down on the destruction of the existing community by infill development.
    • Menston villagers have previously called for residents to ask for protection orders on trees in their gardens, to help preserve the character of the village, and also as a bar on infill housing developments.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɪl
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  • 1Fill or block up (a space or hole): the inlets at Seaford are now infilled
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    • In this case, the matrix seen through the hole would represent sediment that has infilled an indentation originating in the interior of the valve.
    • I do not see this letter as seriously detracting from the general recognition that the restoration stage commences with the cessation of infilling the Site and the capping.
    • The settlement pattern expanded and previously sparsely settled areas were infilled, especially in the Valley of Mexico.
  • 1.1Construct new buildings between (existing structures): councils can also infill existing built-up areas
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    • New development on the edge of an existing town is often preferable to infilling on many small - often sensitive - sites in the town itself, or creating new villages in open countryside, with the added problems of commuting.
    • Policy LP17 sets out 4 circumstances in which infilling or groups of dwelling will be refused planning permission.
    • Still others impose moratoriums on any new development until all established areas are infilled.

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