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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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Also, compartmentalizing the many demands placed on us helps substantially in making our time more productive.
He persuasively criticizes such well-known authorities as James Scott for compartmentalizing different social groups and for defining virtually anything a subordinate group does as resistance.
By compartmentalizing their sexuality, men often lose control in dangerous ways