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  1. com·part·ment
    IPA[kəmˈpärtmənt]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. divide (something) into separate parts or sections:

      the buildings are to be compartmented by fire walls
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: compartment, plural noun: compartments

    • noun

      a separate section or part of a structure or container:

      a division of a railway carriage marked by partitions:

    • verb

      divide (something) into separate parts or sections:
    • noun

      a recess with a hinged door in the dashboard of a motor vehicle, used for storing small items.
    • noun

      any of the sections with intervening watertight partitions into which the interior of a large ship is now usually divided for safety.
    • noun

      a condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.
    • noun

      any of the sections with intervening watertight partitions into which the interior of a large ship is usually divided for safety.
    • noun

      a recess with a flap in the dashboard of a motor vehicle, used for storing small items.
    • noun

      a condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.
    • noun

      a refrigerated cabinet or a separate compartment in a fridge in which food can be preserved at very low temperatures:
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