chapter

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1) N-COUNT: also N num A chapter is one of the parts that a book is divided into. Each chapter has a number, and sometimes a title.

Chromium supplements were used successfully in the treatment of diabetes (see Chapter 4)...

I took the title of this chapter from one of my favorite books.

2) N-COUNT: supp N, oft N in n, adj N A chapter in someone's life or in history is a period of time during which a major event or series of related events takes place. [WRITTEN]

This had been a particularly difficult chapter in Lebanon's recent history.

...one of the most dramatic chapters of recent British politics.

3) N-COUNT-COLL A chapter is a group of Christian clergy who work in or who are connected with a cathedral.

The Archbishop began his address, thanking the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for inviting him to the Abbey.

4) N-COUNT A chapter is a branch of a society or club.

To find out more about cancer warning signs call your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

5) PHRASE: PHR after v (emphasis) If you say that someone gives you chapter and verse on a particular subject, you are emphasizing that they tell you every detail about it.

In the course of the evening he gave me chapter and verse on the mosses of the Islay peat bogs.


English dictionary. 2008.

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