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

Examples of compartmentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It should be handled with particular attention to compartmentation and need-to-know. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Trump intel chief declassifies John Brennan notes and CIA referral on unverified report about Clinton plan to create Trump-Russia scandal," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of compartmentation

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of compartmentation was in 1926

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13 Oct 2020

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“Compartmentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compartmentation. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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

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