Definition: Meaning of, compartment in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / kəmˈpɑːtm(ə)nt /

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compartment compartments
  1. a smaller enclosed space inside something larger
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  2. one of the separate areas into which a plane, ship, or train is divided
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compartment used in phrases

  • closure by compartment (noun)
    1. closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
  • compartment pressure (noun)
    1. as in an aircraft the air pressure maintained in an air-tight compartment
  • dining compartment (noun)
    1. a passenger car where food is served in transit
  • freezer compartment (noun)
    1. a part of a FRIDGE in which food can be stored at very low temperatures for a long time [=  freezer American English]
  • glove compartment (noun)
    1. a small cupboard in a car in front of the passenger seat, where things such as maps can be kept
  • luggage compartment (noun)
    1. compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
  • smoking compartment (noun)
    1. a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke
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