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A four-door car design with three separate interior compartments: one for the engine, one for the passengers, and one for the cargo. The origin of the term is not certain, but it is likely to have developed as a derivative of the Italian word sede, which means "chair." It is probably the most common compact family car, as it comfortably fits at least four passengers.

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"1961 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan,"photograph taken May 27, 2012 by That Hartford Guy is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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