Definition of compartmentalization in US English:


(British compartmentalisation)


  • See compartmentalize

    • ‘And thanks for the personal jab at compartmentalization - is this my birthday or what?’
    • ‘It's occurred to me that I've been encouraging serious compartmentalization for all of my friends to make them happier.’
    • ‘The castle relied heavily on compartmentalization.’
    • ‘It is one of a kind, from an era before the compartmentalization of popular music into discrete and generally predictable categories robbed it of most of its surprise and much of its interest.’
    • ‘He raised an appropriate question when he asked if the compartmentalization of our effort in multiple schemes in a ministry or ministries is actually working.’