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multistory

[muhl-ti-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˌmʌl tɪˈstɔr i, -ˈstoʊr i/
adjective
1.
(of a building) having several or many stories.
Also, multistoried.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; multi- + story2
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Examples for multistory
  • Drags on long-distance and multistory data transfers.
  • It is an unabashedly prosperous place, peppered with lavish multistory tile houses, some with elevators and pools.
  • It would be flanked by multistory office buildings and a giant television tower, which would dwarf its minarets.
  • Larger, multistory, concrete and steel frame buildings sustained rather light damage.
  • Shafts may be used in multistory laboratory buildings.
  • Frequently climbing series of stairs in multistory buildings.
  • multistory buildings, however, generally had slight or no damage.
  • Occupants of multistory buildings depend upon the use of elevators to move work materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • multistory dwelling units may not necessarily start at the foundation or extend to the roof.
  • Each building consists of four dwelling units, with two single story dwelling units and two multistory units.
Word Origin and History for multistory
adj.

also multi-story, multi-storey, 1918, from multi- + story (2).

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