Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective divided up into compartments or categories.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or constructed from compartments

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

  • adjective divided up into compartments or categories

Etymologies

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compartment +‎ -al

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

  • 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

  • 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

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