an employee of a retail store hired to visit competing stores in order to gather information regarding styles, quality, prices, etc., of merchandise offered by competitors.
[kuh m-pahr-suh] /kəmˈpɑr sə/ noun 1. a song and folk dance of Cuba.
[kuh m-pahrt] /kəmˈpɑrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to separate or mark out in parts; subdivide. 2. to distribute and give proportional relationships to the parts of (an architectural design).
[kawm-pahr-tee-men-taw] /kɔmˌpɑr tiˈmɛn tɔ/ noun, plural compartimenti [kawm-pahr-tee-men-tee] /kɔmˌpɑr tiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. any of the 18 administrative districts into which Italy is divided.
[kuh m-pahrt-muh nt] /kəmˈpɑrt mənt/ noun 1. a part or space marked or partitioned off. 2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment. 3. U.S. Railroads. a private bedroom with toilet facilities. 4. a separate aspect, function, or the like: the compartments of the human mind. 5. Architecture. a distinct major division of a […]