verb (used with object)
to separate or mark out in parts; subdivide.
to distribute and give proportional relationships to the parts of (an architectural design).

1565–75; < Late Latin compartēre to divide up. See com-, part Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
The train is composed of two compart ment cars, three sleepers, one diner and a library smoking baggage car.
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