Definition of antechamber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

antechamber

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈæntitʃeɪmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntitʃeɪmbər//
 
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= anteroom Word Origin mid 17th cent. (as antichamber): from French antichambre, from Italian anticamera, from anti- ‘preceding’ + camera ‘vault, arched chamber’, from Greek kamara ‘object with an arched cover’.
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