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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By compartmentalizing their sexuality, men often lose control in dangerous ways
Farris and Melsby are like Oscar and Felix, with Farris scattering sentences all over the place and Melsby neatly compartmentalizing his thoughts.
We are effectively compartmentalizing risk amongst investors with different risk profiles.