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efficiency apartment

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, usually furnished apartment with a private bathroom and kitchenette.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small apartment{4}, sometimes furnished, with minimal kitchen and bath facilities. The unit may comprise a single room plus a bathroom, and the kitchen facilities are often open to the main room, or may form a small niche in a corner. There are many variations of efficiency apartment, including some in which furnishings such as a bed may be pull out from a wall recess and stored there again when not in use. Also called an efficiency.
  • n. a small apartment{4}, sometimes furnished, with minimal kitchen and bath facilities. The unit may comprise a single room plus a bathroom, and the kitchen facilities are often open to the main room, or may form a small niche in a corner. There are many variations of efficiency apartment, including some in which furnishings such as a bed may be pulled out from a wall recess and stored there again when not in use. Also called an efficiency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom

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Examples

  • Sister, or Sister ’Becca, as she was now called on the Southeastern Chitterling Circuit, walked into the efficiency apartment that came with her latest contract.

    Finding Dignity

  • Judy lived in an efficiency apartment at 906 at 2000 Connecticut Ave., near Holton Arms School, where she taught during the war.

    Blood Brothers

  • We had a small, one-room efficiency apartment with a kitchen in a closet and a Murphy-in-a-door bed.

    Barbara Bush

  • It reminded him of the efficiency apartment he rented while attending the University of Ceres, though a lot cleaner.

    New Race

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