Meaning of “chapter” in the English Dictionary

"chapter" in British English

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chapternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃæp.tər/ us /ˈtʃæp.tɚ/

chapter noun [ C ] (BOOK)

B1 written abbreviation chap. any of the separate parts into which a book or other piece of text is divided, usually given a number or title:

Read Chapter 10 before class tomorrow.

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(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 separate parts 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 larger amount of time during which something happens:

The Great Depression was a tragic chapter in the history of the nation.

chapter noun [ C ] (SOCIETY)

a local division of a larger organization:

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 /ˈtʃæptər/ us

a local group 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, business report, or legal document:

Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code

(Definition of “chapter” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)