compartmentation

noun
com·​part·​men·​ta·​tion | \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce compartmentation (audio) , -ˌmen-\

Definition of compartmentation

: division into separate sections or units

First Known Use of compartmentation

1926, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about compartmentation

Statistics for compartmentation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for compartmentation

The first known use of compartmentation was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for compartmentation

compartmentation

noun
com·​part·​men·​ta·​tion | \ kəm-ˌpärt-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- How to pronounce compartmentation (audio) \

Medical Definition of compartmentation

: intracellular partitioning of cellular substances and metabolic activities by membranes

Comments on compartmentation

What made you want to look up compartmentation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!