compartmentalization


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compartmentalization

(kŏm-part″ment″ăl-ĭ-zā′shŏn)
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″)
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Caption: FIGURE 1 (LEFT) Compartmentalization. This is what it means.
Adams, "PDE4 cAMP phosphodiesterases: modular enzymes that orchestrate signalling cross-talk, desensitization and compartmentalization," Biochem.
In the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, utility and compartmentalization were the dominant features of the mass-productive process.
With regard to the use of language his responses reflected his sustained compartmentalization (Fishman 1991) of language use across various domains.
Compartmentalization skills may manifest themselves as strong or flexible mental abilities, an innate ability to repress, or willful or unconscious engagement in behaviors that make investigators "shift gears."
The same compartmentalization that the Germans touted as a security feature, combined with the lack of centralization in the Wehrmacht's intelligence-gathering apparatus, allowed the Allied penetration of Enigma to go undetected.
National Transportation Safety Board in a 1987 analysis that looked at 43 serious school bus accidents to determine the effectiveness of compartmentalization versus seatbelts.
The characters in Mayr's novels represent many differences and seek to deconstruct compartmentalization.
The compartmentalization model focuses on the way individuals organize positive and negative beliefs about a partner (Showers, 1992, 1995; Showers & Kling, 1996a).
He notes that he believes in a strict compartmentalization of services--at his firm, people stay in the departments they were hired for and rarely play musical chairs.
Jonathan McElroy's view on environmentalism is the result of the ugly, short-sighted thinking of a "Compartmentalization Theorist" The inability of this person to possess enough insight angers, worries and embarrasses me as a fellow human being!