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Main Entry: 1cham·ber
Pronunciation: primarystresschamacrm-bschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English chambre "chamber," from early French chambre (same meaning), from Latin camera "room, chamber" --related to CAMERA
1 : a room in a house and especially a bedroom
2 : an enclosed space or compartment <the chamber of a pistol> <the chambers of the heart>
3 a : a meeting hall of a government body (as an assembly) b : a room where a judge conducts business out of court -- usually used in plural
4 a : a group of people organized into a lawmaking body <the lower chamber of the legislature> b : a board or council of volunteers (as businesspeople)
- cham·bered /-bschward/ adjective

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