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  • adj. Divided into compartments
  • adj. Having (a specified type of) compartments

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. divided up into compartments.

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

  • adj. divided up or separated into compartments or isolated units


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  • Clearance processing for the most sensitive secrets, such as compartmented intelligence data, has generally involved a thorough background investigation along with a polygraph examination and other screening tools.

    Abraham R. Wagner: Another Secrets Explosion

  • Seasoned intelligence and defense workers routinely re-submit to the security investigation process every few years, or if their work requires them to gain access to a specialized or "compartmented" program.

    Frank Naif: Todd Palin's Past Political Associations A Likely Security Clearance Disqualifier

  • Intelligence reports indicate that a secret "compartmented" unit within the Mukhabarat known as M-14, whose duties included monitoring terrorist groups and linking up with Baath militias when Saddam was in power, may have been instrumental in crafting some kind of master plan for a guerrilla campaign in the event of a U.S. invasion.

    About-Face In Iraq

  • Maybe this freshman member of the House Intelligence Committee is denied "compartmented" intelligence about the potentially extralegal, multi-agency anti-terrorist "strike" squads that the U.S.

    The Full Feed from

  • The court has heard that the sensitive compartmented information facility SCIF where Manning was deployed as an intelligence analyst, was rife with soldiers playing music and video games stored without authorisation on a classified shared computer drive.

    Bradley Manning hearing told of security failings at Iraq base

  • At the south end of this corral there was a closed-off smaller corral with equally high walls, and beyond it a long compartmented chute that could accommodate four animals.

    Bird Cloud

  • That means the person has access to "sensitive compartmented information" and has gone through two types of polygraphs and answered a range of questions about everything from family relationships to drug and alcohol abuse and knowledge of espionage against the United States.

    Wanted: Those with top secret clearances

  • "TS/SCI," whispers an official, the abbreviations for "top secret" and "sensitive compartmented information" - and that means few people are allowed to know what information the cable transmits.

    The secrets next door

  • Every one of these buildings has at least one of these rooms, known as a SCIF, for sensitive compartmented information facility.

    Top Secret America: The growth of top-secret government since 9/11

  • It is a process so secret that even the name of the operation is highly classified and compartmented.

    Tying Obama's Hands?


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