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amenity

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈmiːnəti/ US   /əˈmenəti/ ( plural amenities)
something such as a swimming pool or shopping area that is intended to make life more pleasant or convenient for people in a town, hotel, or other place: public amenities.
basic amenities simple things that are considered necessary for comfort: In some countries most people earn less than a dollar a day and lack basic amenities such as clean water. The hotel's rooms are functional, incorporating all the basic amenities but no more.
(Definition of amenity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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