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f lat

  • n  a level tract of land
    the salt flats of Utah
  • n  a shallow box in which seedlings are started
  • n  a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  • n  freight car without permanent sides or roof
  • n  a deflated pneumatic tire
  • n  scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
  • n  a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  • s  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    a flat desk
    skirts sewn with fine flat seams
  • s  having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
    flat computer monitors
  • s  not modified or restricted by reservations
    a flat refusal
  • s  stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
    found himself lying flat on the floor
  • a  lacking contrast or shading between tones
  • a  (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    B flat
  • s  flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  • s  lacking taste or flavor or tang
  • s  lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    a flat joke
  • s  having lost effervescence
    flat beer
    a flat cola
  • s  sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  • s  horizontally level
    a flat roof
  • s  lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    a flat two-dimensional painting
  • s  not reflecting light; not glossy
    flat wall paint
  • s  commercially inactive
    flat sales for the month
    prices remained flat
    a flat market
  • r  with flat sails
    sail flat against the wind
  • r  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    came out flat for less work and more pay

  • TRADING UP: For retailers such as Best Buy, flat TVs are fabulous, since they can cost 10 times more than old models.
  • Those chunky margins have led just about every big name in electronics to pile into flat screens especially the production of the glass LCD panel that is the primary, and .
  • As these older models are replaced by flat screen televisions that are "less efficient per inch and have much larger screens," says David Johnson, a Los Angeles attorney .
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