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1. (n) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"
2. (n) the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"
3. (n) the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"
4. (n) the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
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