Meaning of “compartmentalize” in the English Dictionary

"compartmentalize" in British English

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compartmentalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually compartmentalise uk /ˌkɒm.pɑːtˈmen.təl.aɪz/ us /ˌkɑːm.pɑːrtˈmen.t̬əl.aɪz/
compartmentalization
noun [ U ] UK usually compartmentalisation /kɒm.pɑːtˌmen.təl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /kɑːm.pɑːrtˌmen.t̬əl-/

the compartmentalization of information about the planning and execution of the attack

(Definition of “compartmentalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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