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1. In psychology, the division or splitting of emotions from thought; of work from leisure; or of action from logic or morality; dissociation.
2. The division of the cell or of other biological structures into distinct regions with separate functions.
3. In health care management, the splitting of a large task into smaller parts.compartmentalize (ment′ăl-īz″)