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compartmentalization (n.)

also compartmentalisation, "act or fact of being divided into compartments," 1913, from compartmentalize + noun ending -ation.

updated on March 05, 2018

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Definitions of compartmentalization from WordNet

compartmentalization (n.)
a mild state of dissociation;
Synonyms: compartmentalisation
compartmentalization (n.)
the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type;
Synonyms: categorization / categorisation / classification / compartmentalisation / assortment
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