efficiency apartment
efficiency apartment efficiency apartment 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}. [PJC]

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  • efficiency apartment — Apartment A*part ment, n. [F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars, partis, part. See {Apart}.] 1. A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions. Fielding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • efficiency apartment — ☆ efficiency apartment n. a small apartment consisting basically, apart from a bathroom, of a single room with a kitchenette …   English World dictionary

  • efficiency apartment — a small apartment consisting typically of a combined living room and bedroom area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. Also called efficiency. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • efficiency apartment — noun a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom • Hypernyms: ↑apartment, ↑flat …   Useful english dictionary

  • efficiency apartment — noun Date: 1930 a small usually furnished apartment with minimal kitchen and bath facilities …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • efficiency apartment — ef ficiency a,partment noun count AMERICAN a small apartment that usually already has furniture and has no separate bedroom, and only a very small bathroom and kitchen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • efficiency apartment — effi′ciency apart ment n. a small apartment consisting typically of a combined living room and bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchenette …   From formal English to slang

  • Efficiency — as a technical term may refer to: * Algorithmic efficiency, optimizing the speed and memory requirements of a computer program * Efficient energy use, useful work per quantity of energy ** Energy conversion efficiency, desired energy output per… …   Wikipedia

  • efficiency — apartment efficiency apartment 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • efficiency — Apartment A*part ment, n. [F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars, partis, part. See {Apart}.] 1. A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions. Fielding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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