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Meaning of “chapter” in the English Dictionary

"chapter" in British English

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chapternoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʃæp.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
  • chapter noun [C] (BOOK)

B1 (written abbreviation chap.) any of the ​separateparts into which a ​book or other ​piece of ​text is ​divided, usually given a ​number or ​title: Read Chapter 10 before ​classtomorrow.

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  • chapter noun [C] (PERIOD)

a ​period that is ​part of a ​largeramount of ​time during which something ​happens: The ​period before the ​revolution is an ​interesting chapter in British ​history. That chapter of my ​lifeclosed when I had a ​seriousridingaccident.
  • chapter noun [C] (SOCIETY)

US or formal a ​localdivision of a ​largerorganization: The ​local chapter of the League of Women Voters ​meets at the ​library.
(Definition of chapter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chapter" in American English

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chapternoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃæp·tər/
  • chapter noun [C] (BOOK PART)

any of the ​separateparts into which a ​book or other ​piece of ​text is ​divided, usually ​numbered or given a ​title
  • chapter noun [C] (PERIOD)

a ​period that is ​part of a ​largeramount of ​time during which something ​happens: The ​GreatDepression was a ​tragic chapter in the ​history of the ​nation.
  • chapter noun [C] (SOCIETY)

a ​localdivision of a ​largerorganization: The ​local chapter of the ​League of Women Voters ​meets at the ​library.
(Definition of chapter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chapter" in Business English

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chapternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃæptər/
a ​localgroup of ​members who belong to a larger ​organization: the New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
one of the ​sections of a large ​text such as a ​book, ​businessreport, or ​legaldocument: Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code
(Definition of chapter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chapter”
in Korean 장, 챕터…
in Arabic فَصْل…
in Malaysian bab…
in French chapitre…
in Russian глава, страница истории…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書, 章,回,篇…
in Italian capitolo…
in Turkish kitabın bölümleri, bir insanın veya tarihin bir dönemi…
in Polish rozdział…
in Spanish capítulo…
in Vietnamese chương…
in Portuguese capítulo…
in Thai บท (ของหนังสือหรืองานเขียน)…
in German das Kapitel…
in Catalan capítol…
in Japanese (本などの)章…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书, 章,回,篇…
in Indonesian bab…
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