Definition of "compartmentalization" []

  • The act or process of dividing a complex task or structure into smaller, often more manageable pieces. (noun)
  • The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "compartmentalization" in a sentence
  • "This compartmentalization is a unique feature of mainstream U.S. culture: Don't mix personal and work issues; my family is separate from my friends; my tennis friends do not necessarily have to know my classical music friends, and so on."
  • "The intensity of my career coupled with my self-imposed mental compartmentalization is protection for me."
  • "One of the noisome results of such compartmentalization is that relationship "experts" warn us incessantly, "If you have to talk, see a therapist.""