compartmentalised love



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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of compartmentalise.

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

  • adj. divided up into compartments or categories


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And it allows different pieces of software and data to be "compartmentalised" so there is no exchange between them even as they share the same computing and/or network resources.

    ACM TechNews

  • Ecologists point out that everything is interconnected, yet scientists often go about their business in a compartmentalised way.

    David Parker's innovation: geomatics

  • It is an intellectual illusion to believe that the crises that besieged our world today can be compartmentalised.

    Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum

  • Something that allows space for people of all faiths and none to recognise that our lives are about more than the acquisition of wealth and bigger than the sometimes compartmentalised lives we live.

    Letters: Faith, funerals and a sense of togetherness

  • That Saturday I read the news on my laptop, especially the David Laws story which I compartmentalised somewhere between sex scandal and politics.

    That Saturday

  • Rather than New Age hokum I just take this all in terms of a compartmentalised psyche with Jungian archetypes and -- potentially, I reckon -- creative projects as functionally autonomous agencies.

    Genius in a Bottle

  • Already under stress after getting engaged to a woman he doesn't want to marry, George's mental state gets even worse when his fiancee makes friends with Elaine, threatening his strictly compartmentalised lifestyle and prompting him to speak in the third person: Worlds are colliding!

    The best of Seinfeld

  • I haven't done as much collaborating as I'd have liked: even when I worked with Dave, it was compartmentalised.

    Portrait of the artist: Frank Skinner, comedian

  • He even mentioned how, when he lived in America, he admired the compartmentalised approach the girls he met took to dating, scheduling sex like they scheduled manicures.

    Diary of a separation

  • As his granddaughter K.M. Elisabeth Murray wrote in Caught in the Web of Words, “because he never compartmentalised his interests, he never missed seeing something because he had allowed himself to become preoccupied with another line of research.”

    No discernible circumference


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