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compartment

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noun com·part·ment \kəm-ˈpärt-mənt\

Simple Definition of compartment

  • : an enclosed space or area that is usually part of something larger and is often used to hold a specific thing

  • : one of the separate areas of an automobile, train, or airplane

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of compartment

  1. 1 :  a separate division or section

  2. 2 :  one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided

compartmental play \kəm-ˌpärt-ˈmen-təl, ˌkäm-\ adjective

Examples of compartment in a sentence

  1. The suitcase has a zippered compartment for personal items.

  2. The refrigerator has a separate compartment for meats.



Origin of compartment

Middle French compartiment, from Italian compartimento, from compartire to mark out in parts, from Late Latin compartiri to share out, from Latin com- + partiri to share, from part-, pars part, share


First Known Use: circa 1578

Rhymes with compartment


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compartment

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verb com·part·ment \-ˌment, -mənt\

Definition of compartment

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  compartmentalize




COMPARTMENT Defined for Kids

compartment

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noun com·part·ment \kəm-ˈpärt-mənt\

Definition of compartment for Students

  1. 1 :  a small chamber, receptacle, or container <The suitcase has compartments for personal items.>

  2. 2 :  one of the separate areas of a train, airplane, or automobile





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