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compartmentalization

Definitions

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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.

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

  • n. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • n. a mild state of dissociation

Etymologies

compartmentalize +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This compartmentalization is a unique feature of mainstream U.S. culture: Don't mix personal and work issues; my family is separate from my friends; my tennis friends do not necessarily have to know my classical music friends, and so on.

    El Buen Patron

  • The intensity of my career coupled with my self-imposed mental compartmentalization is protection for me.

    Excerpt: The Privilege of Youth by Dave Pelzer

  • One of the noisome results of such compartmentalization is that relationship "experts" warn us incessantly, "If you have to talk, see a therapist."

    Mr. Goodbar Redux

  • PODESTA: I've never understood the word compartmentalization, quite honestly.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2001

  • And the further to the right on the scale, the less compartmentalization is possible between the supposed religious and non-religious aspects of one’s life.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Thought on American Jewish Demography

  • We no longer operate largely on the principle of compartmentalization, that is, sharing information based on "need to know."

    How 9/11 Transformed the Intelligence Community

  • Practicing methodological naturalism and then believing in superstition is called compartmentalization, not intellectual consistency.

    Partial Knowlege, Totally Dangerous

  • In a very real way “symbolic” refers to integration and “diabolic” refers to compartmentalization.

    THE DIFFERENT DRUM

  • Its most basic mechanism is that psychological trick we have called compartmentalization.

    THE DIFFERENT DRUM

  •   compartmentalization, which is not the process by any means.

    TEDBUNDY

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