Chamber


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chamber

1. a reception room or audience room in an official residence, palace, etc.
2. 
a. a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
b. any of the houses of a legislature
3. the space between two gates of the locks of a canal, dry dock, etc.
4. Obsolete a place where the money of a government, corporation, etc., was stored; treasury

Chamber

A room used for private living, conversation, consultation or deliberation, in contrast to more public and formal activities.

Chamber

 

(or breast), in mining, a relatively short mine working with a large cross section. The dimensions and the characteristics of location, construction, and operation of chambers are determined by their purpose.

The term “chamber” includes workings used for the place-ment of equipment and special shaft or mine services (an under-ground electric power substation, pumphouse, catch basin, electric locomotive depot, control room, medical station, orwaiting room), excavations for the mining of minerals by theunderground method, and special-purpose underground structures (underground engine rooms of hydroelectric power plants; subway concourses).


Chamber

 

(1) The name of representative bodies or constituent parts thereof. For example, in the USSR the Supreme Soviet of the USSR consists of two equal chambers, the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of Nationalities.

(2) The name of certain state or public organizations and establishments—for example, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Book Chamber.

chamber

[′chām·bər]
(civil engineering)
The space in a canal lock between the upper and lower gates.
(graphic arts)
A sleeve or channel of a transparent film jacket.
(mining engineering)
The working place of a miner.
A body of ore with definite boundaries apparently filling a preexisting cavern.
(ordnance)
The part of the gun in which the charge is placed: in a revolver, the hole in the cylinder; in a cannon, the space between the obturator or breechblock and the forcing cone.

chamber

1. A room used for private living, conversation, consultation, or deliberation, in contrast to more public and formal activities. Also see bedroom, boudoir, cabinet, closet, den, parlor, solar, study.
2. A room for such use which has acquired public importance, e.g., the senate chamber, an audience chamber.
3. (Brit., pl.) A suite of rooms for private dwelling.
4. (pl.) A suite of rooms for deliberation and consultation (juristic).
5. A space equipped or designed for a special function, mechanical or technological, e.g., a torture chamber, a combustion chamber.
References in classic literature ?
The chambers are lighted by diffused sunlight reflected through tubes similar to those by which the avenues are lighted.
Again and again we turned from one door to another, from the baffling golden panel at one end of the chamber to its mate at the other--equally baffling.
Come, then," I cried, "we must make the start, for we could not be further from escape than we now are in the heart of this mountain and within the four walls of this chamber of death.
Within the chamber Gahan saw Tara of Helium in the clutches of a mighty body, while close to the wall upon the opposite side of the apartment crouched the hideous, spider-like Luud.
Luud saw Ghek following the strange warrior into the chamber.
Carefully feeling about, he found himself within a large chamber, along the walls of which, and down the length of the floor, were piled many tiers of metal ingots of an odd though uniform shape.
At the far end of the chamber he discovered another barred door, and again the bars upon the inside renewed the hope that he was traversing an ancient and forgotten passageway to liberty.
Down into the chamber he dragged me, and across it to the side opposite that at which we had entered.
But a short distance from the circular chamber we came suddenly into a brilliantly lighted labyrinth of crystal glass partitioned passages.
To experiment with my new-found toy I thought to surprise him into revealing this combination and so I asked him in a casual manner how he had managed to unlock the massive doors for me from the inner chambers of the building.
Tom always made Chambers go in swimming with him, and stay by him as a protection.
Chambers could dive without inconvenience, and was fond of doing it.