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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.
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If asked whether they prefer to impoverish and enfeeble their public schools, and give public tax money to private schools, usually sectarian, with its consequences of compartmentalizing Americans into religious factions, I believe the answer would be a resounding ``No.
Typical pitfalls in any large organization, explains Kramer, include compartmentalizing or hoarding information, avoiding political hot potato issues, engaging in turf wars, and passing off responsibility to others.
One of the things I see wrong with the male-dominated Congress is they seem to see a compartmentalizing of the issues.