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compartment

[ kuhm-pahrt-muhnt ]
/ kəmˈpɑrt mənt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to divide into compartments.
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Origin of compartment

1555–65; <Middle French compartiment<Italian compartimento.See compart, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for compartment

compartment
/ (kəmˈpɑːtmənt) /

noun
one of the sections into which an area, esp an enclosed space, is divided or partitioned
any separate part or sectiona compartment of the mind
a small storage space; locker

Derived forms of compartment

compartmental (ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəl), adjectivecompartmentally, adverb

Word Origin for compartment

C16: from French compartiment, ultimately from Late Latin compartīrī to share, from Latin com- with + partīrī to apportion, from pars part
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