Translation of chamber in Spanish:

chamber

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃeɪmbər; ˈtʃeɪmbə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (room) [archaic] cámara (feminine) [arcaico]
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    • Such considerations cannot be material to the consideration of a planning application and serve to make subsequent debate in the Council chamber or Committee room meaningless.
    • About 200 people are expected to take part in the event, which will be held in the council chamber and committee rooms at City Hall.
    • The celebration will be held in the council chamber, in the Public Hall, Lee Lane, next Thursday.
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    • Opposite the door was another, leading into the King's more private chambers - his bedroom, place of worship and relaxing room.
    • The four knights were immediately recognised as royal courtiers and ushered into the Archbishop's private chambers.
    • Then I went quickly to the king's chambers, escorted by the gentleman usher.
  • 2 (in government) 2.1 (room) senate chamber cámara (feminine) del senado 2.2 (body) cámara (feminine) the upper/lower chamber la cámara alta/baja
  • 3 3.1 (cave) cueva (feminine) 3.2 [Anatomy/Anatomía] cámara (feminine)
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    • The main turbine and generator chamber is one of the largest underground chambers excavated by man.
    • Leaf-cutter ant colonies of many millions can excavate room-sized underground chambers in which they cultivate fungus gardens.
    • His builders knew how to hew underground chambers without support, and they are still standing.
  • 4 4.1 (of gun) recámara (feminine) 4.2 [Mech] cámara (feminine) combustion chamber cámara de combustión
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    • An officer had to crawl through the narrow space leading to the chamber.
    • Trulli are centuries-old stone and masonry cottages built from cylindrical room-size chambers - each enclosed by conical stone roofs.
    • Held together with large screws and lit by bare light bulbs, these cramped quarters conflate domestic spaces with torture chambers.
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    • The gun was of unusual design, with a series of explosive charges placed in side chambers extending obliquely from the barrel along its length, rather like the ribs on a fish-bone.
    • The chambers and bore are free of rust and pitting.
    • Cleaning the No.1 is a cinch because the chamber, bore and face of the breechblock are so accessible.
  • 5
    (chambers plural)
    [Law/Derecho] 5.1 (for private hearing) the case will be heard in chambers la vista será a puerta cerrada 5.2 (barrister's office) (in UK) bufete (masculine), estudio (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
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    • This seems to have been his response to the creeping erosion of the square's residential character primarily by the spread of barristers' chambers.
    • But try as they may the attractive, hard-faced young lawyers are little more than a side-show in this series about a fictional barristers' chambers in Leeds.
    • The consumer may be king in a supermarket, but not in a barrister's chambers, an accountant's office, or a clinic.
    5.3 (judge's office) (in US) despacho (masculine) del juez
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    • If both prosecution and defence lawyers agree, the hearing can be held in the privacy of the judge's chambers, not in open court.
    • Courts sit in chambers or in open court generally merely as a matter of administrative convenience.
    • Suddenly the door leading from the judges' chambers were flung open without the usual ceremonies.

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