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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)







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chambernoun

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.
(Definition of chamber from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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