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1. One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
2. A separate room, section, or chamber: a storage compartment.
tr.v. com·part·ment·ed, com·part·ment·ing, com·part·ments
To compartmentalize: "The information has not been compartmented" (John H. Cushman, Jr.).

com′part·ment′al (kŏm′pärt-mĕn′tl) adj.
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Adj.1.compartmented - divided up or separated into compartments or isolated units; "a compartmented box"; "the protected and compartmented society of Beacon Hill"- John Mason Brown
uncompartmented - not compartmented; not divided into compartments or isolated units
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The virtualization occurs based on the context of the calling process and no user-level commands need to be modified to work in a compartmented fashion.