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- n. The act or process of dividing a complex task or structure into smaller, often more manageable pieces.
- n. The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable.
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- n. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
- n. a mild state of dissociation
compartmentalize + -ation (Wiktionary)