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English definition of “chapter”


noun [C]     /ˈtʃæptər/
BOOK B1 one of the parts that a book is divided intoBooks and parts of books
PERIOD a period of time when something happens in history or in someone's life : an interesting chapter in Spanish history Periods of time - general words
(Definition of chapter noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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