compartmentation

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compartmentation

[kuhm-pahrt-muhn-tey-shuhn]
noun Nautical.
subdivision of a hull into spaces enclosed by watertight bulkheads and sometimes by watertight decks.

Origin:
1955–60; compartment + -ation

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