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a space partitioned off; a separate room or section: baggage compartment; a separate function; division
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comportment – personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behavior: His comportment was above reproach.
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1. One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
2. A separate room, section, or chamber: a storage compartment.
tr.v. com·part·ment·ed, com·part·ment·ing, com·part·ments
To compartmentalize: "The information has not been compartmented" (John H. Cushman, Jr.).
com′part·ment′al (kŏm′pärt-mĕn′tl) adj.
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1. one of the sections into which an area, esp an enclosed space, is divided or partitioned
2. any separate part or section: a compartment of the mind.
3. a small storage space; locker
[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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1. a part or space marked or partitioned off.
2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment.v.t.
3. to divide into compartments.
[1555–65; < Middle French compartiment < Italian compartimento]
com•part•men•tal (kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tl, ˌkɒm pɑrt-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||compartment - a space into which an area is subdivided|
cell - any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"
letter box, PO Box, POB, Post-Office box, call box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
|2.||compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area|
bay - a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay"
bay - a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
box, loge - private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"
cab - a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits
cabin - the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
cabin - small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
locker, storage locker, cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
cable car, car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
car, gondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
couchette - a compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping
drawing room - a private compartment on a sleeping car with three bunks and a toilet
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk - compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"
module - detachable compartment of a spacecraft
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
roomette - a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car
stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
well - an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
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2. bay, chamber, booth, locker, niche, cubicle, alcove, pigeonhole, cubbyhole, cell, carrel I put the vodka in the freezer compartment of the fridge.
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toa tàu hỏa
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a separate part or division eg of a railway carriage. We couldn't find an empty compartment in the train; The drawer was divided into compartments. kompartement حُجَيْرَه، مَقْصورَه купе compartimento kupé; oddělení die Abteilung kupé; afdeling διαμέρισμα, τμήμα, βαγόνιcompartimiento kupee, sektsioon, lahter کوپه؛ محفظه osasto compartimentתא कक्ष, कोष्ठ, खाना pregradak, odjeljak fülke kompartemen klefi; hólf, bás compartimento, scompartimento 仕切り客室 객실 skyrius, kupė nodalījums; kupeja bahagian coupé, vak avdeling, bås, felt; kupéprzedział خونه، كوټه، غالى (لكه چوغولى او نور): جارګى (احاطه شوى ځاى): داور ګاډى ډبه يا كوټه compartimento compartiment купе; отсек oddelenie oddelek; kupé kupe kupé, bås, fack การแบ่งส่วน kompartman 隔間 відділення; купе ڈبہ ، کمرہ buồng 分隔间
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compartment→ مَقْصُورَة kupé kupé Abteil διαμέρισμα compartimento osasto compartiment odjeljak compartimento コンパートメント 칸막이 compartiment seksjon przedział compartimento отделение avdelning ห้องในรถไฟ kompartıman toa tàu hỏa 车厢
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- I want to reserve a seat in a non-smoking compartment (US)
I want to book a seat in a non-smoking compartment (UK)
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