Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or constructed from compartments

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. divided up into compartments or categories.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or consisting of compartments; divided into compartments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. divided up into compartments or categories

Etymologies

compartment +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No wonder so many of us have given up the religion of our youth, or live compartmental lives, or explore alternative belief/faith systems such as Zen, or the Scripture according to Gibran, or the religion of science!

    God Attachment

  • He expressed his concern over the compartmental tendencies in ecology.

    Aldo Leopold's Legacy

  • She is more compartmental & can save her vendettas for a rainy day.

    Peggy Drexler: Should Obama Have Picked Hillary As His Running Mate?

  • The art of the ‘compartmental enamel’ is a Georgian know - how and is as much a mystery as, say, Alaskan bone - carving.

    Slimy Love Anytime. Dog Shit for W.

  • He just used the YEC scientist as an extreme example of compartmental thinking.

    Dawkins Goes Limp on Free Will

  • With compartmental modeling, not only are simulated neural networks interpretable as vector-to-vector transformers.

    The Philosophy of Neuroscience

  • The compartmental, "cellular" structure of all living organisms was discovered.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991 - Presentation Speech

  • He said Langley just erected a compartmental wall.

    American Tabloid

  • South Asia specialists pointed to the highly compartmental nature of the political reconciliation talks to explain the seeming contradiction of some American officials' engaging with groups like the Taliban and the Haqqanis while many others condemn the Haqqanis' violence.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Both commuting and longer haul journeys will be more relaxed, comfortable and akin to modern living, featuring traditional commuter seats (designed to incorporate in-transit entertainment systems) alongside private berths - for families, private parties or business meetings echoing the nostalgia of compartmental train travel.

    Dezeen

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