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In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.
In American English, a set of rooms like this is usually called an apartment.
In British English, a large building containing flats is usually called a block of flats.
In American English, and sometimes in British English, it is called an apartment building or an apartment block.
|Noun||1.||apartment - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house|
bedsit, bedsitter, bedsitting room - a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
cold-water flat - an apartment without modern conveniences
duplex apartment, duplex - an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
efficiency apartment - a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
flatlet - a tiny flat
kitchenette - small kitchen
maisonette, maisonnette - a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside
penthouse - an apartment located on the top floors of a building
railroad flat - an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them
rooms, suite - apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)