chapter noun

1 part of a book

ADJ. introductory, opening

VERB + CHAPTER read I read the first few chapters and then got bored.

PREP. in a/the ~ His influence on other writers will be discussed in the next chapter. | ~ about/on a chapter on the city's architecture

2 particular period

ADJ. difficult, sad, unhappy Her return to France ended a particularly unhappy chapter in her life.