Compartment



[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 design.
6.
Heraldry. a decorative base, as a grassy mound, on which the supporters of an escutcheon stand or rest.
verb (used with object)
7.
to divide into compartments.
/kəmˈpɑːtmənt/
noun
1.
one of the sections into which an area, esp an enclosed space, is divided or partitioned
2.
any separate part or section: a compartment of the mind
3.
a small storage space; locker
n.

1560s, from Middle French compartiment “part partitioned off” (16c.), through Italian compartimento, from Late Latin compartiri “to divide,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + partis, genitive of pars “part” (see part (n.)).

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    [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).

  • Compartmentalise

    [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.



  • Compartmentalization

    [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 n. 1923, from compartmentalize + -ation. v. 1918, from compartmental + -ize. Related: Compartmentalized; compartmentalizing.

  • Compartmentalize

    [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.



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