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"amenity" in British English

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amenitynoun [C usually plural]

uk   /əˈmiː.nɪ.ti/  us   /əˈmen.ə.t̬i/
something, such as a ​swimmingpool or ​shoppingcentre, that is ​intended to make ​life more ​pleasant or ​comfortable for the ​people in a ​town, ​hotel, or other ​place: The ​council has some ​sparecash, which it ​proposes to ​spend on public amenities.basic amenities things ​considered to be ​necessary to ​livecomfortably, such as ​hotwater: The 200-year-old ​jail is ​overcrowded, ​understaffed, and lacking inbasic amenities.
(Definition of amenity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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amenitynoun [C usually pl]

 us   /əˈmen·ɪ·t̬i, əˈmi·nɪ·t̬i/
something ​intended to make ​life more ​pleasant or ​comfortable for ​people: Straus ​establishedemployee amenities such as ​restrooms, ​medicalcare, and a lunchroom.
(Definition of amenity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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amenitynoun [C]

uk   /əˈmiːnəti/  us   /əˈmenəti/ (plural amenities)
something such as a swimming ​pool or ​shoppingarea 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 ​peopleearn 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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