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COMPARTMENTALIZATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does compartmentalization mean? 

COMPARTMENTALIZATION (noun)
  The noun COMPARTMENTALIZATION has 2 senses:

1. a mild state of dissociation
2. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

  Familiarity information: COMPARTMENTALIZATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPARTMENTALIZATION (noun)


Sense 1compartmentalization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mild state of dissociation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

compartmentalisation; compartmentalization

Hypernyms ("compartmentalization" is a kind of...):

disassociation; dissociation (a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently)


Sense 2compartmentalization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

classification; assortment; compartmentalisation; compartmentalization; categorisation; categorization

Hypernyms ("compartmentalization" is a kind of...):

grouping (the activity of putting things together in groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compartmentalization"):

indexing (the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve)

reclassification (classifying something again (usually in a new category))

relegation (the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category)

stratification (the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata)

taxonomy (practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships)

typology (classification according to general type)


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