Apartment house

Definition of Apartment house

A`part´ment house
1.A building comprising a number of lving units (apartments{4}) designed for separate housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc., furnished in common; contrasted to a detached dwelling. Sometimes distinguished in the United States from a flat house, in which each living unit comprises one entire floor, whereas in an apartment house a floor may be partitioned into any number of apartments{4}.

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apartment, apartment building, building, edifice, flat, tenement, tenement house, walk-up
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