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"apartment" in British English

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apartmentnoun

uk   /əˈpɑːt.mənt/  us   /əˈpɑːrt.mənt/
A2 [C] mainly US (UK usually flat) a set of ​rooms for ​living in, ​especially on one ​floor of a ​building: I'll give you the ​keys to my apartment. They have six ​luxury apartments for ​sale. a ​holiday apartment
apartments [plural]
a set of ​largerooms with ​expensivefurniture and ​decoration in, for ​example, a ​publicbuilding or ​castle: The Royal Apartments are ​open to the ​public.

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"apartment" in American English

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apartmentnoun [C]

 us   /əˈpɑrt·mənt/ (abbreviation apt., esp. Br flat)
a set of ​rooms for ​living in that ​includes a ​kitchen and a ​bathroom: They ​lived in a six-room apartment on the eighth ​floor.
An apartment is also an apartment ​building
(Definition of apartment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"apartment" in Business English

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apartmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈpɑːtmənt/ (UK also flat)
PROPERTY a set of ​rooms for ​living in that are ​part of a larger ​building and are usually all on one ​floor: He rents an apartment near his ​workplace. a one-bedroom/two-bedroom apartment an apartment ​block/​building/complex
(Definition of apartment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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