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chapter

chap·ter

chapter

 
pronunciation:
chaep tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the main sections of a book, usu. marked with a number or title.
This book has twelve chapters.The assignment was to read chapter five in the textbook for Friday.
similar words:
division, part, passage, portion, section, subdivision
definition 2: a branch of a club or other organization.
Our local chapter of the Red Cross has over a hundred volunteer workers.
similar words:
branch, department, division, local, subdivision
definition 3: an important or distinct period in anything.
That chapter of his life is over.It was a sad chapter in the history of their country.
synonyms:
phase, stage
similar words:
episode, era, part, passage, period, portion, section, time
definition 4: an assembly of monks or of the canons of a church.
synonyms:
consistory
similar words:
assembly, conclave, conference, convention, convocation, gathering, meeting, synod
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