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tr.v. sec·tion·al·ized, sec·tion·al·iz·ing, sec·tion·al·iz·es
To divide into sections, especially into geographic sections.

sec′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.sectionalization - the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
subdivision - the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
septation - the division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum
zoning - dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc
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In addition, the two existing balancing dampers will be replaced by new motorized dampers for the sectionalization of the supply duct.
Figure 5 shows the concept of the ventilation modification in both eastbound and westbound tunnels with emphasis placed on the divided exhaust duct, sectionalization dampers, and fans upgrades.
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Integrated connection-oriented Ethernet transport technology delivers private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services with the proven operational robustness of optical networking, including transport-class software and database management, management interface functionality, and precision fault sectionalization.
Accordingly, EPRI's research was directed toward a control system that would have some self-healing capability--a system, in other words, that could anticipate disruptive events by detecting signals indicating an important change, conduct a real-time assessment of the changing state of the system, determine how close the system is to some "edge" in performance, and remedy or isolate the problem (isolation, sectionalization, and adaptive islanding, which are discussed below).
Such plans should clearly address proper call-out procedures, availability of personnel and equipment, system sectionalization procedures in case a segment of a system is shut down, procedures for requesting assistance from police and fire personnel, and other details appropriate or unique to each utility's needs.
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and against this background of the fragmentation and sectionalization of