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compartmentation

[kuh m-pahrt-muh n-tey-shuh n] /kəmˌpɑrt mənˈteɪ ʃən/
noun, Nautical
1.
subdivision of a hull into spaces enclosed by watertight bulkheads and sometimes by watertight decks.
Origin of compartmentation
1955-1960
1955-60; compartment + -ation
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  • The craft seemed to have been circular, with compartmentation in spiral form, like a chambered nautilus.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun

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