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English definition of “compartment”

compartment

noun [C] uk   /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 tentWords meaning parts of things specialized medical The knee joint is composed of three compartments and ligaments which stabilize the joint.New growth in plants
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