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Definition of "compartment" []

  • One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided. (noun)
  • A separate room, section, or chamber: a storage compartment. (noun)
  • To compartmentalize: "The information has not been compartmented” ( John H. Cushman, Jr.) (verb-transitive)

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 "compartment" in a sentence
  • "The storage compartment is therefore conveniently accessed from above."
  • "What was left of the main compartment sailed through the sky, thick, black smoke spewing in its wake."
  • "Worst Thing: The zipper cover on the main compartment hangs up and is in the way (poor design)."