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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compartment  \Com*part"ment\,  n.  [F.  compartiment,  OF  compartir 
  to  divide.  See  {Compart}.] 
  1.  One  of  the  parts  into  which  an  inclosed  portion  of  space 
  is  divided,  as  by  partitions,  or  lines;  as  the 
  compartments  of  a  cabinet,  a  house,  or  a  garden. 
 
  In  the  midst  was  placed  a  large  compartment  composed 
  of  grotesque  work  --Carew. 
 
  2.  (Shipbuilding)  One  of  the  sections  into  which  the  hold  of 
  a  ship  is  divided  by  water-tight  bulkheads. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compartment 
  n  1:  a  small  space  or  subdivision  for  storage 
  2:  a  partitioned  section  or  separate  room  within  a  larger 
  enclosed  area 




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