Meaning of COMPARTMENT in English

COMPARTMENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ kəmpɑ:(r)tmənt ]

( compartments)

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

A compartment is one of the separate parts of an object that is used for keeping things in.

...the secret compartment of my jewel box.

N-COUNT

see also glove compartment

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