Meaning of “chamber” in the English Dictionary

"chamber" in English

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uk /ˈtʃeɪm.bər/ us /ˈtʃeɪm.bɚ/

chamber noun (ROOM)

[ C ] formal a room used for a special or official purpose, 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 private office. A judge may have legal discussions with lawyers in private in his or her chambers.

[ C ] Indian English an office, especially of a person in an important position

in chambers UK specialized

If a trial is in chambers, it happens in a court room without the public, newspaper reporters, etc. being there.

chamber noun (SPACE)

[ C ] specialized anatomy, biology, engineering a closed space in a machine, plant, or body:

The human heart has four chambers.

(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 particular purpose:

the council chamber

chamber noun [ C ] (LEGISLATURE)

a group of people who are part or all of a legislature, or an official place where such a group meets:

Most states have two chambers, a senate and a house of representatives, modeled after the US Congress.

chamber noun [ C ] (SPACE)

an enclosed space:

The human heart has two chambers.

(Definition of “chamber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)