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"mezzanine" in British English

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mezzaninenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmet.sə.niːn/ /ˈmez.ə.niːn/ us /ˈmet.sə.niːn/ /ˈmez.ə.niːn/

(Definition of “mezzanine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mezzanine" in American English

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mezzaninenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmez·əˌnin, ˌmez·əˈnin/

a floor that comes between two other floors of a building, usually directly above the main floor

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"mezzanine" in Business English

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mezzanineadjective [ before noun ]

/ˈmetsəniːn/ /ˈmezə-/ uk us /ˈmezənin/

FINANCE relating to borrowed money that must be paid back by a company or organization with financial problems after paying its senior debt (= debt that must be paid before others)but before paying its junior debt (= debt that will be paid after others):

She has invested in senior bonds and mezzanine bonds.
The use of mezzanine debt in buyouts has increased substantially in recent years.

(Definition of “mezzanine” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)