compartmentalization

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compartmentalization

The division of a building into fire-retardant sections, each of which can be closed off from the others, thereby impeding the spread of fire beyond its place of origin.
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The key questions framing Kipp's study are how such dissociated identities may benefit some Karo men and women and how 'the compartmentalisation of modern life enhances the ability of the state to exert its control' (p.
Gehry's vigorously sculptural forms, together with his compartmentalisation of component spaces and celebration of difference, present a stark challenge to traditional corporate orthodoxies of uniformity and understatement.
trains on the jubilee line use fire bags in the underfloor voids as part of the requirements for fire stopping and compartmentalisation to prevent the spread of fire.
In a statement, the Commission said that it "will have to further assess the effects of this merger especially in the mentioned geographic areas, and evaluate the effective risk of compartmentalisation of this part of Europe.

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