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English definition of “chapter”

chapter

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʃæp.tər/ us    /-tɚ/

chapter noun [C] (BOOK)

B1 (written abbreviation chap.) any of the separate parts into which a book or other piece of text is divided, usually given a number or title: Read Chapter 10 before class tomorrow.

chapter noun [C] (PERIOD)

a period that is part of a larger amount of time during which something happens: The period before the revolution is an interesting chapter in British history. That chapter of my life closed when I had a serious riding accident.

chapter noun [C] (SOCIETY)

US or formal a local division of a larger organization: The local chapter of the League of Women Voters meets at the library.
(Definition of chapter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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