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mezzanine

1. an intermediate storey, esp a low one between the ground and first floor of a building
2. Theatre US and Canadian the first balcony
3. Theatre Brit a room or floor beneath the stage
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Mezzanine

A low-ceilinged story located between two main stories, it is usually constructed directly above the ground floor, often projecting over it as a balcony.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mezzanine

 

an additional structure above the middle section of a house (usually a small house). Mezzanines often have a balcony. They became popular in Russia in the 19th century in low-story stone and, particularly, wooden buildings.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mezzanine, entresol

1. A low-ceilinged story or extensive balcony, usually constructed next above the ground floor.
2. In a theater, the lowest balcony or the forward part of the first balcony.
3. A space under the stage used for the manipulation of scenery in connection with a plateau lift system.
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Created by Rhondda Cynon Taf council from a Welsh Assembly CyMal grant, the money also allowed for the secondment of a member of staff, Kelly Davies, to work with local young people on developing and designing a teenage library on the mezzanine floor.
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Located in High Heaton, the property features a large lounge with mezzanine floor, a fully-fitted kitchen with white goods and a bathroom.
The inspection came following complaints from Kirklees Council building control about the dangerous state of a mezzanine floor recently constructed in the building.
BITO STORAGE SOLUTIONS has provided Next Group Plc with a storage solution comprising a range of equipment that significantly improves the retail chain's order picking options on its recently installed timber mezzanine floor.
A pounds 5m redevelopment of the Royal Liver Building, which will create a mezzanine floor and new west-facing entrance, is set to start in January.