compartment

  1. a small space or subdivision for storage
  2. a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area

Compartment

• (n.) One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads. • (n.) 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.
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compartment

<biology> In the insect wing, for example: there are two compartments, anterior and posterior, each containing several clones, but clones do not cross the boundary. ... It seems from studies with homoeotic mutants that cells in different compartments are expressing different sets of genes. The evidence for such developmental compartments in v...
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compartment

(from the article `heraldry`) The ground or foundation on which the supporters stand is called the compartment. In Scotland it is usually a rock or piece of ground and is often ... The mantling, or lambrequin, is mentioned in formal descriptions but not in general usage. The supporters and compartment pertain only to a few ... [2 rel...
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compartment

noun a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area
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Compartment

[chemistry] In chemistry, a compartment is a part of a protein that serves a specific function. There may be multiple compartments on one and the same protein. One example is the case of Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. This is the enzyme which catalyses Pyruvate decarboxylation, the reaction of Pyruvate with Coenzyme A and the major entry p...
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Compartment

[development] Compartments can be simply defined as separate, different, adjacent cell populations, which upon juxtaposition, create a lineage boundary. This boundary prevents cell movement from cells from different lineages across this barrier, restricting them to their compartment. Subdivisions are established by morphogen gradients and m...
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Compartment

[heraldry] In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually rocks, a grassy mount (mount vert), 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, me...
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Compartment

[pharmacokinetics] In pharmacokinetics, a compartment is a defined volume of body fluids. It is distinguished from anatomic compartments, which are bounded by fasciae. It is used in multi-compartment models. ==Examples== There are five major body compartments: The transcellular compartment includes fluids in the pleural cavity or peritoneal...
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Compartment

[ship] A compartment is a portion of the space within a ship defined vertically between decks and horizontally between bulkheads. It is analogous to a room within a building, and may provide watertight subdivision of the ship`s hull important in retaining buoyancy if the hull is damaged. Subdivision of a ship`s hull into watertight compartm...
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Compartment

Com¬∑part'ment noun [ French compartiment , Old French 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 mid...
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compartment

a part of an assembly enclosed except for openings necessary for interconnection, control or ventilation
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Compartment

A partitioned area within a case for isolating attachments or accessories.
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compartment

a partitioned section within a larger enclosed area
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Compartment

An internal unit of a ground plan. Also see: bay.
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compartment

area of variable extent forming a unit for forest management (E, 177)
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compartment

Type: Term Pronunciation: kom-part′ment Definitions: 1. Partitioned-off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber; the compartments of the limbs are bound deeply by bones and intermuscular septa and superficially by deep fascia and generally are not in communication with the other compartments, and thus infection or incre...
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compartment

[n] - a small space or subdivision for storage 2. [n] - a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area
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