Definitions for compartmentalization

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•part•men•tal•izekəm pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌkɒm pɑrt-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to divide into categories or compartments.

Origin of compartmentalize:

1920–25

com•part•men`tal•i•za′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compartmentalization, compartmentalisation(noun)

    a mild state of dissociation

  2. categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment(noun)

    the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

Wiktionary

  1. compartmentalization(Noun)

    The act or process of dividing a complex task or structure into smaller, often more manageable pieces.

  2. compartmentalization(Noun)

    The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable.

Freebase

  1. Compartmentalization

    Compartmentalization in structures, such as land-based buildings, traffic tunnels, ships, aerospace vehicles, or submarines, is the fundamental basis and aim of passive fire protection. The idea is to divide a structure into "fire compartments", which may contain single or multiple rooms, for the purpose of limiting the spread of fire, smoke and flue gases, in order to enable the three goals of fire protection: ⁕life safety ⁕property protection ⁕continuity of operations The construction of such compartments and all their components is a matter of systems within systems, which use bounding to achieve fire-resistance ratings, all interdependent, forming part of an overall fire safety plan. All components forming part of such a compartment are subject to stringent bounding in countries, where product certification is mandatory.

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