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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·part·ment house. A building comprising a number of lving units (apartments4) designed for separate housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc., furnished in common; contrasted to a detached dwelling.  Sometimes distinguished in the United States from a flat house, in which each living unit comprises one entire floor, whereas in an apartment house a floor may be partitioned into any number of apartments4.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 apartment house
      n : a building that is divided into apartments [syn: apartment
          building]