[kuh m-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, kom-pahrt-]
verb (used with object), com·part·men·tal·ized, com·part·men·tal·iz·ing.
to divide into categories or compartments.
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- compass card,
- compass course,
- compass deviation
Also especially British, com·part·men·tal·ise.
Origin of compartmentalize
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(usually tr) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree
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