from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made by fastening several layers or sections one on top of the other: a built-up roof.
- adj. Filled with buildings; developed: a built-up neighborhood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made of sections, one on top of the other
- adj. Having buildings, especially having residences
- adj. (of an area of land) Having street lights and therefore subject to a 30 mph speed limit
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Composed of several parts joined together: as, a built-up mast, rib, arch, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. peopled with settlers
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They are a smart approach in built-up areas, and the space gained by removing the two extra travel lanes (and adding a center turn lane) can be used for bike lanes, pedestrian enhancements, etc..
In the past three years violence has subsided, with suicide bombings on targets in built-up areas becoming rare.
The thriving, rich civilizations and cultures of North and South America collapsed under the ravages of imported diseases against which indigenous people had no built-up immunities.
This place is a built-up place that needs so many soldiers, said Chemonges.
But on the other hand when you consider what a large proportion of economic activity still takes place in big city downtowns and how reliant this country is on automobile transportation it becomes clear that the systematic underpricing of parking in built-up areas is in fact a major source of economic inefficiency.
Others think the nation already has the appropriate level of security along the border and should shift some of the funding toward easing the gridlock that exists for those trying to get through the built-up border.
Workers have released built-up gases to ease pressure inside the plant.
To prevent more serious damage, the plant's operators decided to release some of the pressure from the core by venting the built-up gas and steam.
Weeks of bloody urban fighting in Benghazi may have been prevented by the French action, although it could equally be argued that a speedy UN resolution may have precipitated a push into built-up areas, which provided Gaddafi's columns cover from the air.
Besides major cities, sprawling suburbs, ports, airports, highways, cropland and mile after mile of built-up beachfront neighborhoods are in harm's way.