a space into which an area is subdivided
a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
A room, or section, or chamber
One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.
Part of a protein that serves a specific function.
Origin: First attested 1564, from compartiment, from compartimento, from compartior, from com- + partior
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
one of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads
Origin: [F. compartiment, OF. compartir to divide. See Compart.]
In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually rocks, a grassy mount, or some sort of other landscape upon which the supporters are depicted as standing. Care must be taken to distinguish true compartments from items upon which supporters are merely resting one or more feet, or, sometimes, mere heraldic badges or pure decoration under the shield, and, conversely, care must also be taken in very unusual cases such as the coat of arms of Belize, in which what may be taken to be a crest, the mahogany tree rising above the shield, is really part of the compartment. It is sometimes said to represent the land held by the bearer. As an official part of the blazon it is a comparatively late feature of heraldry, often derived from the need to have different supporters for different families or entities, although sometimes the compartment is treated in the blazon separately from the supporters.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-pärt′ment, n. a separate part or division of any enclosed space: a division of a railway carriage: a division of anything.—v.t. Compart′, to divide into parts. [Fr., from compartir—L. com, with, partīre, to part.]
The numerical value of Compartment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Compartment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Member states participating in the banking union agree to put in place a system of bridge financing arrangements in order to ensure sufficient funding to the SRF during the transitional period, as of 2016, each participating member state will enter into a harmonized loan facility agreement with the Single Resolution Board (SRB), providing a national individual credit line to the SRB to back its national compartment in the SRF in case of possible funding shortfalls following resolution cases of banks of the Member State concerned.
Put it in the hidden compartment, darling.
At the time, I was on a lot of online gun forums and there was a constant complaint, people wanted something with quick access when they needed their weapons to keep their homes safe which is why they bought the guns in the first place. Ingram’s first design was a simple nightstand with a side compartment to hold a pistol. From there, Dan Ingram began designing and fabricating other items, such as wall shelves, coat racks, desks and hutches. Soon the specialty line became the company mission.
Someone with five minutes and a set of lock picks can gain access [or]theres easily access through the engine compartment.
You pick up all that extra space where the engine compartment has been.
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- kompartemente, kompartementAfrikaans
- отделение, купеBulgarian
- kupé, odděleníCzech
- osa, kammio, osasto, aitio, loosiFinnish
- コンパートメント, 区画, 仕切りJapanese
- compartiment, compartimenteRomanian
- купе, отсек, отделениеRussian
- avdelning, fackSwedish
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