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noun [countable] chapter pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃæptə(r)/
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  1. 1
    one of the sections into which a book is divided. A chapter usually has a number or a title

    See Chapter Three for more details.

    A number of other theories will be discussed in the following chapters.

  2. 2
    mainly literary a section of someone’s life, or a period in history

    The war was now entering its final chapter.

    chapter of:

    It seemed that a chapter of my life was closing.

  3. 4
    mainly American a local club or organization that is part of a much larger club or organization

    She’s the president of the Iowa chapter of the Professional Insurance AgentsAssociation.

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