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English definition of “compartment”

compartment

noun [C]     /kəmˈpɑːt.mənt/ US  /-ˈpɑːrt-/
one of the separate areas inside a vehicle , especially a train : a first-class compartmentWords meaning parts of things a separate part of a piece of furniture , equipment , or a container with a particular purpose : a fridge with a small freezer compartment the sleeping / inner compartment in a tent Words meaning parts of things specialized medical The knee joint is composed of three compartments and ligaments which stabilize the joint .New growth in plants
(Definition of compartment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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