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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.
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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.
Translations of “chapter”
in Arabic فَصْل…
in Korean 장, 챕터…
in Malaysian bab…
in French chapitre…
in Turkish kitabın bölümleri, bir insanın veya tarihin bir dönemi…
in Italian capitolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書, 章,回,篇…
in Russian глава, страница истории…
in Polish rozdział…
in Vietnamese chương…
in Spanish capítulo…
in Portuguese capítulo…
in Thai บท (ของหนังสือหรืองานเขียน)…
in German das Kapitel…
in Catalan capítol…
in Japanese (本などの)章…
in Indonesian bab…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书, 章,回,篇…
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