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"mezzanine" in British English

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mezzaninenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmet.sə.niːn/ /ˈmez.ə-/
a ​smallextrafloor between one ​floor of a ​building and the next ​floor up: You can ​look down from the mezzanine onto the ​groundfloorlobby. The ​shoedepartment is on the mezzanine ​floor. US the ​front few ​rows of ​seats of the ​level above ​ground, or all of the ​level above ​ground, in a ​place such as a ​theatre or ​sportsstadium
(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 ​mainfloor
(Definition of mezzanine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mezzanine" in Business English

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mezzanineadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmetsəniːn/ /ˈmezə-/  us   /ˈmezənin/
FINANCE relating to ​borrowedmoney that must be ​paid back by a ​company or ​organization with ​financial problems after ​paying its seniordebt (= ​debt that must be ​paid before others)but before ​paying its juniordebt (= ​debt that will be ​paid after others): She has ​invested in ​seniorbonds and mezzanine ​bonds. The use of mezzanine ​debt in ​buyouts has ​increasedsubstantially in recent ​years.
(Definition of mezzanine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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