compartmentalize

[kuhm-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, kom-pahrt-]
verb (used with object), compartmentalized, compartmentalizing.
to divide into categories or compartments.
Also, especially British, compartmentalise.


Origin:
1920–25; compartmental + -ize

compartmentalization, noun
decompartmentalization, noun
decompartmentalize, verb (used with object), decompartmentalized, decompartmentalizing.
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compartmentalize or compartmentalise (ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(usually tr) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree
 
compartmentalise or compartmentalise
 
vb
 
compartmentali'zation or compartmentalise
 
n
 
compartmentali'sation or compartmentalise
 
n

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Example sentences
Yes, but there are problems with looking at this way- the speech had several compartmentalized sections.
Home improvement used to be a compartmentalized industry, dominated by professional builders.
The position continues to be minimized and compartmentalized.
Modular luggage is compartmentalized so each section will hold a particular
  item.
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