Maisonette meaning

mā'zə-nĕt', -sə-
The definition of a maisonette is a British term for a self-contained living space or apartment. It is usually part of a larger house, extends over two stories and has its own entrance.

A two-story apartment on the back of a larger house is an example of a maisonette.

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A small house.
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An apartment occupying two or more floors of a larger building and often having its own entrance from outside.
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A small house; cottage.
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An apartment, esp. a duplex apartment.
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An apartment often on two floors.
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Origin of maisonette

French maisonnette diminutive of maison house, dwelling from Old French from Latin mānsiō mānsiōn- mansion