An apartment (in American and Canadian English) or a flat (in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building, correctly, on a single level without a stair. Such a building may be called an apartment building, apartment complex (in American English), apartment house (in American English), block of flats, tower block, high-rise or, occasionally mansion block (in British English), especially if it consists of many apartments for rent. In Scotland it is called a block of flats or, if it's a traditional sandstone building, a tenement, which has a pejorative connotation elsewhere. Apartments may be owned by an owner/occupier, by leasehold tenure or rented by tenants (two types of housing tenure).
The term apartment is favoured in North America (although flat is used in the case of a unit which is part of a house containing two or three units, typically one to a floor) and also is the preferred term in Ireland. In the UK, the term apartment is more usual in professional real estate and architectural circles where otherwise the term flat is commonly, but not exclusively, for an apartment without a stair (hence a 'flat' apartment). Technically multi-storey apartments are referred to as 'duplex' (or 'triplex') indicating the number of floors within the property. Usage generally follows the British in Singapore, Hong Kong and most Commonwealth nations.
The term "general" is used in two ways: as the generic title for all grades of general officer and as a specific rank.
It originates in the 16th century, as a shortening of captain general, which rank was taken from Middle Frenchcapitaine général.
The adjective general had been affixed to officer designations since the late medieval period to indicate relative superiority or an extended jurisdiction.
Today, the title of "General" is known in some countries as a four-star rank. However different countries use different systems of stars for senior ranks. It has a NATO code of OF-9 and is the highest rank currently in use in a number of armies.
General officer ranks
The various grades of general officer are at the top of the military rank structure. Lower-ranking officers in land-centric military forces are typically known as field officers or field-grade officers, and below them are company-grade officers.
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police are reporting three people dead and a fourth wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in the city.Bloomington police spokesman EliasMendiola says officers arrived at a chaotic scene at the apartment building on RileyDrive on Monday afternoon ... He said no arrests have been made ... ....
DURBAN - With a record selling price of R53,8 million for an apartment in Bantry Bay, Cape Town beach apartments remain among the most desired property in the world ... In 2017, the Cape Townapartment market generated R6 billion in value according to the Propstats and Lightstone data ... The sales for apartments are doing better than the sales for free held houses ... The former apartment set the record for Bantry Bay in terms of price....
The sale of 28 apartments in a new development in south Belfast has yielded £5.6m - prompting claims of "a return in confidence" in city centre housing ... The block is made up of 10 one-bedroom apartments, 74 two-bedroom apartments and four three-bedroom luxury apartments. Prices range from one-bedroom properties at £165,000 and nine two-bedroom apartments for between £189,000 to £219,000....