flat

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Inflections of 'flat' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
flatter
adj comparative
flattest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'flat' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
flats
v 3rd person singular
flatting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
flatted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
flatted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
flat - apartment
‘flat’
In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.
She lived in a tiny furnished flat near Sloane Square.
‘apartment’
In American English, a set of rooms like this is usually called an apartment.
It is a six-story building with 20 luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments.
‘block of flats’
In British English, a large building containing flats is usually called a block of flats.
The building was pulled down to make way for a block of flats.
‘apartment block’ and ‘apartment building’
In American English, and sometimes in British English, it is called an apartment building or an apartment block.
He lives on the ninth story of an apartment block on Charlesgate East.
Several apartment buildings were destroyed in the fire.
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