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[kuh m-pahrt-muh n-tey-shuh n]
noun Nautical.
  1. subdivision of a hull into spaces enclosed by watertight bulkheads and sometimes by watertight decks.
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Origin of compartmentation

First recorded in 1955–60; compartment + -ation
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Historical Examples of compartmentation

  • The craft seemed to have been circular, with compartmentation in spiral form, like a chambered nautilus.

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    Raymond Zinke Gallun