compartmentalization

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com·part·men·tal·ize

 (kŏm′pärt-mĕn′tl-īz′, kəm-pärt′-)
tr.v. com·part·men·tal·ized, com·part·men·tal·iz·ing, com·part·men·tal·iz·es
To separate into distinct parts, categories, or compartments: "You learn ... even the ability to compartmentalize ethics" (Ellen Goodman).

com′part·men′tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.compartmentalization - a mild state of dissociation
disassociation, dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
2.compartmentalization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same typecompartmentalization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
indexing - the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve
reclassification - classifying something again (usually in a new category)
relegation - the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
stratification - the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
taxonomy - practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
typology - classification according to general type
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compartmentalization

[ˌkɒmpɑːtˌmentəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ncompartimentación f

compartmentalization

n (psych) compartimentalización f