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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
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Chamber

A room used for private living, conversation, consultation or deliberation, in contrast to more public and formal activities.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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This study also investigated changes in anterior chamber volume, depth, and angle with SCL wear.
Yamamoto, "Effect of glaucoma implant surgery on intraocular pressure reduction, flare count, anterior chamber depth, and corneal endothelium in primary open-angle glaucoma," Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
In the present cases, we performed cataract aspiration and posterior chamber IOL implantation in the bag, using an anterior chamber maintainer.
Post-traumatic cilia remaining inert in the anterior chamber for 50 years: a case report.
We hope this study will help phaco surgeons in planning surgeries in eyes with shallow anterior chambers with greater care and better techniques.
The history of blunt force trauma (ie, vehicle strike), normal BW and condition scores, free air in the anterior chamber, and decreased IOPs in the affected eyes in these cases are most consistent with acute perforation of the globe.
Objective: To determine correlation of anterior chamber depth with peripapillary nerve fiber layer thickness.
In patients whose pupil width was not sufficient, adrenaline was administered to the anterior chamber to achieve further dilation.
Localization of worms in anterior chamber of eye leads to constant irritation and painful condition (Patra et al., 2000).
Ultrasound biomicroscopy confirmed resolution ofthe supraciliary effusion, with deepening of the anterior chamber and widening of the iridocorneal angle (Figures 1 and 2), and Humphrey automated perimetry showed no defects.
The surgical steps in DMEK include careful graft preparation, safe graft insertion into the anterior chamber, recognition of graft orientation, smooth graft unfolding, and successful graft attachment in the anterior chamber by air or gas tamponade [6-13].

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