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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*part"ment
  1. A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions.
  2. A set or suite of rooms.
  3. A compartment.(Obs)
  4. A room or suite of rooms in a building comprising a dwelling unit separate from others in the building, and typically having its own separate bath, sanitary, and kitchen facilities. Such apartments are in most cases rented from the owner by those dwelling in them.

Etymology: F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars partis, part. See Apart

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  1. A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

French appartement; compare with Italian appartamento, from appartare (“to separate, set apart”); all from Latin ad + pars 'part'. See apart.

  1. A complete domicile occupying only part of a building.
    apartment dwellers
  2. (archaic) A suite of rooms within a domicile, designated for a specific person or persons and including a bedroom.
  3. (obsolete) A division of an enclosure that is separate from others; a compartment
  4. (computing, COM) A conceptual space used for separation in the threading architecture. Objects in one apartment cannot directly access those in another, but must use a proxy.

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Past life for Apartment born Dec 9, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.