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com·part·ment

compartment

 
 
pronunciation:
km part mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a part or area of something that is divided off as a section of the whole.
The jewelry box has eight compartments.
 
synonyms:
chamber
similar words:
apartment, cell, partition, room, section
derivations: compartmental (adj.), compartmentally (adv.)
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-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.