[kuh m-pahrt] /kəmˈpɑrt/
verb (used with object)
to separate or mark out in parts; subdivide.
to distribute and give proportional relationships to the parts of (an architectural design).
[kawm-pahr-tee-men-taw] /kɔmˌpɑr tiˈmɛn tɔ/ noun, plural compartimenti [kawm-pahr-tee-men-tee] /kɔmˌpɑr tiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. any of the 18 administrative districts into which Italy is divided.
[kuh m-pahrt-muh nt] /kəmˈpɑrt mənt/ noun 1. a part or space marked or partitioned off. 2. a separate room, section, etc.: a baggage compartment. 3. U.S. Railroads. a private bedroom with toilet facilities. 4. a separate aspect, function, or the like: the compartments of the human mind. 5. Architecture. a distinct major division of a […]
[kuh m-pahrt-men-tl, kom-pahrt-] /kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tl, ˌkɒm pɑrt-/ adjective 1. divided into : a compartmental office; a compartmental agency. adj. 1831, from compartment + -al (1).
[kuh m-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, kom-pahrt-] /kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌkɒm pɑrt-/ verb (used with object), compartmentalized, compartmentalizing. 1. to divide into categories or . /ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (usually transitive) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree v. 1918, from compartmental + -ize. Related: Compartmentalized; compartmentalizing.