Definition of compartmentalization in US English:

compartmentalization

(British compartmentalisation)

noun

  • The division of something into sections or categories.

    ‘fear of leaks led top officials to order the extreme compartmentalization of information’
    ‘it is a lot for him to think about but he is a master of compartmentalization’

Pronunciation

compartmentalization

/kəmˌpärtˌmen(t)ələˈzāSH(ə)n//kəmˌpɑrtˌmɛn(t)ələˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/