Compartment meaning

kəm-pärt'mənt

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One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
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A separate room, section, or chamber.

A storage compartment.

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To compartmentalize.
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Any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off.
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A separate section, part, division, or category.
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One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.
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(biochemistry) Part of a protein that serves a specific function.
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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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