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Borrowing from French mezzanine, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano ‎(middle), from Latin medianus.



mezzanine ‎(plural mezzanines)

  1. A balcony in an auditorium.
  2. A secondary floor, in between the main floors of a building; entresol.
    On our way to the top floor, we stopped at the mezzanine.
  3. Additional flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.
  4. (theater) A floor under the stage, from which contrivances such as traps are worked.


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mezzanine ‎(not comparable)

  1. (engineering) Fulfilling an intermediate or secondary function.
    To make interconnections easier, we added a mezzanine PCB.