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chapter

noun chap·ter \ˈchap-tər\

: one of the main sections of a book

: a period of time that is very different from the period of time before it

: the people in a certain area who make up one section of a large organization

Full Definition of CHAPTER

1
a :  a main division of a book
b :  something resembling a chapter in being a significant specified unit <a new chapter in my life>
2
a :  a regular meeting of the canons of a cathedral or collegiate church or of the members of a religious house
b :  the body of canons of a cathedral or collegiate church
3
:  a local branch of an organization
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Examples of CHAPTER

  1. Chapter three deals with the country's economy.
  2. Please read the first two chapters of your textbook for our next class.
  3. Becoming a parent opened up a whole new chapter in my life.
  4. a difficult chapter in European history

Origin of CHAPTER

Middle English chapitre, from Anglo-French chapitre, chapitle, from Late Latin capitulum division of a book & Medieval Latin, meeting place of canons, from Latin, diminutive of capit-, caput head — more at head
First Known Use: 13th century

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CHAPTER Defined for Kids

chapter

noun chap·ter \ˈchap-tər\

Definition of CHAPTER for Kids

1
:  a main division of a book or story
2
:  a local branch of a club or organization <the charity's Springfield chapter>

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