Definition of compartmentalism in US English:



  • See compartmentalize

    • ‘He rightly refuses to be bound by the limits of what he describes as the compartmentalism of study and draws knowledge and influence from all areas of human knowledge.’
    • ‘This is an example of the compartmentalism you will often encounter while traveling to other countries.’
    • ‘It is very much debatable whether such compartmentalism would be welcomed by those involved in creative arts, or if the idea is workable.’
    • ‘Not exactly inappropriate for a festival which fires off broadsides against the smug compartmentalism of contemporary music.’
    • ‘There is no scope for compartmentalism and turf battles if we are to be successful.’