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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Rich, "Assessment of cellular mechanisms contributing to cAMP compartmentalization in pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells," Am.
We think these three traits of production, utility, compartmentalization, and independent external end-point, define well the concept of mass production conceived in business theory at its inception.
Compartmentalization skills may manifest themselves as strong or flexible mental abilities, an innate ability to repress, or willful or unconscious engagement in behaviors that make investigators "shift gears.
The same compartmentalization that the Germans touted as a security feature, combined with the lack of centralization in the Wehrmacht's intelligence-gathering apparatus, allowed the Allied penetration of Enigma to go undetected.
National Transportation Safety Board in a 1987 analysis that looked at 43 serious school bus accidents to determine the effectiveness of compartmentalization versus seatbelts.
Many causes for patellar immobility exist, including compartmentalization by plica, supra-patellar scarring, and anterior interval contracture.
The characters in Mayr's novels represent many differences and seek to deconstruct compartmentalization.
The compartmentalization model focuses on the way individuals organize positive and negative beliefs about a partner (Showers, 1992, 1995; Showers & Kling, 1996a).
He notes that he believes in a strict compartmentalization of services--at his firm, people stay in the departments they were hired for and rarely play musical chairs.
Computing's history is marked by a relentless pattern of democratization and compartmentalization.
Compartmentalization increases as the number of people managing individual tasks grows, which is exacerbated further when managing international, domestic, and local taxes.