Compartment

  • 1 Compartment — may refer to: Biology Compartment (anatomy), a space of connective tissue between muscles Compartment (chemistry), in which different parts of the same protein serves different functions Compartment (development), fields of cells of distinct cell …

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  • 2 Compartment — Com*part ment, n. [F. compartiment, OF. compartir to divide. See {Compart}.] 1. One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 compartment — index cell, section (division), subdivision, zone Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 compartment — 1560s, from M.Fr. compartiment part partitioned off (16c.), through It. compartimento, from L.L. compartiri to divide, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + partis, gen. of pars part (see PART (Cf. part) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 compartment — [n] section, subdivision alcove, area, bay, berth, booth, carrel, carriage, category, cell, chamber, corner, cubbyhole, cubicle, department, division, hole, locker, niche, nook, part, piece, pigeonhole, place, portion, slot, stall; concept 434 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 compartment — ► NOUN 1) a separate section of a structure or container. 2) a division of a railway carriage marked by partitions. DERIVATIVES compartmental adjective compartmentally adverb. ORIGIN French compartiment, from Latin compartiri divide …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 compartment — [kəm pärt′mənt; ] for v [., kəm pärt′ment΄, kəm pärt′mənt] n. [Fr compartiment < It compartimento < compartire,COMPART] 1. any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off 2. a separate section, part, division, or category vt.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 compartment — See battery compartment cassette compartment cluttered engine compartment crowded engine compartment engine compartment glove compartment passenger compartment …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 9 compartment — n. 1) a glove compartment 2) a first class; second class compartment 3) a watertight compartment * * * [kəm pɑːtmənt] second class compartment a first class a glove compartment a watertight compartment …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 compartment — [[t]kəmpɑ͟ː(r)tmənt[/t]] compartments 1) N COUNT A compartment is one of the separate spaces into which a railway carriage is divided. On the way home we shared our first class compartment with a group of businessmen. 2) N COUNT A compartment is… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 compartment */ — UK [kəmˈpɑː(r)tmənt] / US [kəmˈpɑrtmənt] noun [countable] Word forms compartment : singular compartment plural compartments 1) one of the separate parts of a container or place where things are stored the freezer compartment of a fridge She found …

    English dictionary

  • 12 compartment — noun 1 section of a train ADJECTIVE ▪ first class, second class ▪ non smoking, smoking ▪ baggage (esp. AmE), luggage (esp. BrE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 compartment — com|part|ment [kəmˈpa:tmənt US a:r ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: compartiment, from Italian, from compartire to mark out into parts ] 1.) a smaller enclosed space inside something larger ▪ The bag is divided into separate compartments …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 compartment — com|part|ment [ kəm partmənt ] noun count * 1. ) one of the separate parts of a container or place where things are stored: the freezer compartment of a refrigerator She found a secret compartment behind a drawer in the desk. 2. ) one of the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 compartment — noun (C) 1 one of the separate areas into which a plane, ship, or train is divided: a non smoking compartment 2 one of the separate parts of something such as a desk or box, where you can keep things: Put the ice cream back in the freezer… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 compartment — /kəmˈpatmənt / (say kuhm pahtmuhnt) noun 1. a part or space marked or partitioned off. 2. a separate room, section, etc.: the compartment of a railway carriage; a watertight compartment in a ship. 3. Architecture, Art an ornamental division of a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 compartment — akvakultūros gyvūnų laikymo vietų grupė statusas Aprobuotas sritis veterinarija apibrėžtis Dvi ar daugiau akvakultūros gyvūnų laikymo vietų, kuriose taikoma bendroji biologinės saugos sistema ir kuriose esančios vandens gyvūnų populiacijos… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 18 compartment — /keuhm pahrt meuhnt/, n. 1. a part or space marked or partitioned off. 2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment. 3. U.S. Railroads. a private bedroom with toilet facilities. 4. a separate aspect, function, or the like: the… …

    Universalium

  • 19 compartment — noun a) A room, or section, or chamber , Two men were seated in a well lighted compartment of a third class carriage. b) One of the parts in which an …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 compartment — noun 1) a secret compartment Syn: section, part, bay, recess, chamber, cavity; pocket 2) they put science and religion in separate compartments Syn: domain, field, sphere, department; …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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