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"chamber" in British English

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chambernoun

uk   /ˈtʃeɪm.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
  • chamber noun (ROOM)

[C] formal a ​room used for a ​special or ​officialpurpose, or a ​group of ​people who ​form (​part of) a ​parliament: Meetings of the ​council are ​held in the ​council chamber. a torture chamber There are two chambers in the British ​parliament - the House of Commons is the ​lower chamber, and the House of Lords is the ​upper chamber. [plural] a judge's ​privateoffice. A ​judge may have ​legaldiscussions with ​lawyers in ​private in his or her chambers. [C] Indian English an ​office, ​especially of a ​person in an ​importantpositionin chambers UK specialized If a ​trial is in chambers, it ​happens in a ​courtroom without the ​public, ​newspaper reporters, etc. being there.
  • chamber noun (BEDROOM)

[C] old use a ​room in a ​house, ​especially a ​bedroom
(Definition of chamber from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chamber" in American English

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chambernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃeɪm·bər/
  • chamber noun [C] (ROOM)

a ​room or ​space used for a ​particularpurpose: the ​council chamber
  • chamber noun [C] (LEGISLATURE)

a ​group of ​people who are ​part or all of a ​legislature, or an ​officialplace where such a ​groupmeets: Most ​states have two chambers, a ​senate and a ​house of ​representatives, ​modeled after the US ​Congress.
  • chamber noun [C] (SPACE)

an ​enclosedspace: The ​humanheart has two chambers.
(Definition of chamber from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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