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Definition of "chapter" []

  • One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled. (noun)
  • A distinct period or sequence of events, as in history or a person's life: Steamboat travel opened a new chapter in America's exploration of the West. (noun)
  • A local branch of an organization, such as a club or fraternity: The Chicago chapter is admitting new members this year. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical An assembly of the canons of a church or of the members of a religious residence. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical The canons of a church or the members of a religious residence considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chapter" in a sentence
  • "$query3 = "SELECT recnum FROM basicinfo WHERE storyname = '$story_title' AND chapter = '$chapter' AND chapter_id = '$subchapter'";"
  • "It is also possible to navigate the message tree using a method on MbsElement (Listing getChild ( "XMLNSC"); $document = $xml - > getChild ( "document"); $chapter = $document - > getChild ( "chapter", 1); $title = $chapter - > getAttribute ( "title");"
  • "The story is called “The Longest Night” and the title chapter is “Awake”."