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Definition of compartment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1one of the separate sections that something such as a piece of furniture or equipment has for keeping things in The desk has a secret compartment. There is a handy storage compartment beneath the oven. see also glove compartment
  2. 2one of the separate sections which a car on a train is divided into He found an empty first-class compartment.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: compartment

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