Compartment Definition

kəm-pärtmənt
compartments
noun
Any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off.
Webster's New World
A separate section, part, division, or category.
Webster's New World

(biochemistry) Part of a protein that serves a specific function.

Wiktionary
verb
To compartmentalize.
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Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Compartment

Noun

Singular:
compartment
Plural:
compartments

Origin of Compartment

  • First attested 1564, from Middle French compartiment, from Italian compartimento, from Late Latin compartiri (“to divide with, to share with”), from com- + partiri (“to apportion, to divide, to share”)

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