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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatsnoun

    footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel)

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  1. Flats

    Flats, short for Scenery Flats, are flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background. Flats can be soft or hard covered. Soft-covered flats have changed little from their origin in the Italian Renaissance. Hard-covered flats with a frame that is perpendicular to the paint surface are referred to as studio, TV, or Hollywood flats. Flats with a frame that places the width of the lumber parallel to the face are called New York or Broadway flats. Usually flats are built in standard sizes of 8, 10, or 12 feet tall so that walls or other scenery may easily be constructed, and so that flats may be stored and reused for subsequent productions. Often affixed to battens flown in from the fly tower or loft for the scenes in which they are used, they may also be stored at the sides of the stage, called wings, and braced to the floor when in use for an entire performance. Some casts have a tradition of signing the back of flats used on their production.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Flats

    In a commutator of a dynamo, the burning or wearing away of a commutator segment to a lower level than the rest. Sometimes two adjacent bars will be thus affected, causing a flat place on the commutator. It is not always easy to account for the formation of flats. They may have their origin in periodic vibrations due to bad mounting, or to sparking at the particular point.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flats

    All the floor-timbers that have no bevellings in midships, or pertaining to the dead-flat (which see). Also, lighters used in river navigation, and very flat-floored boats for landing troops.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flats' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1141

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flats in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flats in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of flats in a Sentence

  1. Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra:

    Because Dow operated Rocky Flats under a government contract, it is indemnified by the Department of Energy.

  2. Kerem Kinik:

    This affected the south and east part of Aleppo. Roughly 70-80,000 people moved from their houses and flats and now they are trying to find a secure place.

  3. Terry Redpath:

    To add insult to injury I have recently received emails asking if I would like to express interest in flats being marketed at 550,000 pounds, to be built almost on the exact location that my maisonette once stood.

  4. Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra:

    We are reviewing our further appellate options, including seeking rehearing by the Tenth Circuit and/or review by the U.S. Supreme Court, because Dow operated Rocky Flats under a government contract, it is indemnified by the Department of Energy.

  5. Tobias Just:

    This is a strong development, but it's still far below the levels we saw in the 1990s after reunification, with more than 600,000 flats.

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