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tenementnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈten.ə.mənt/
a ​largebuildingdivided into ​apartments, usually in a ​poorarea of a ​city
(Definition of tenement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tenementnoun [C]

 us   /ˈten·ə·mənt/
a ​type of ​apartmentbuilding, esp. one with many ​smallapartments that is in a ​poorarea
(Definition of tenement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tenementnoun

uk   us   /ˈtenəmənt/
[U] LAW, PROPERTY property such as ​land or ​buildings
[C] PROPERTY a large ​buildingdivided into ​apartments, usually in a ​poorarea of a city, or one of the ​apartments: Rapid ​development is ​replacing old ​neighborhoods and tenements with modern ​officebuildings. tenement flat/apartment He lived in a tenement ​flat near the city ​centre.
(Definition of tenement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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