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noun     flat pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] British a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building. The usual American word is apartment

    They bought a flat in Chelsea.

    The family live in a fourth-floor flat.

    Let’s meet at my flat.

    a block of flats (=a building with a lot of flats in it)

  2. 2
    [countable] music a musical note that is one semitone lower than a particular note
  3. 3


    [plural] a low flat area of land, usually wet land near a large area of water
  4. 4
    [countable] mainly American informal a puncture
  5. 5


    [plural] mainly American shoes without heels or with very low heels


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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