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compartmental

[ kuhm-pahrt-men-tl, kom-pahrt- ]
/ kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tl, ˌkɒm pɑrt- /
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adjective

divided into compartments: a compartmental office; a compartmental agency.

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Origin of compartmental

First recorded in 1855–60; compartment + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM compartmental

com·part·men·tal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for compartmental

  • Fixed and separate ends reflect a projection of our own fixed and non-interacting compartmental habits.

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