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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Consequently, interior compartmentalizing elements between suites and between the suites and the corridor should be relatively airtight such that the operation of windows in one suite does not significantly impact airflow and ventilation rates in other parts of the building.
Jordan herself criticizes identity politics for its essentialist and compartmentalizing tendencies: "I despair of identity politics-because identity is given and principles of justice/equality/freedom cut across given gender and given racial definitions of being, and because I will call you my brother, I will call you my sister, on the basis of what you do for justice, what you do for equality, what you do for freedom and not on the basis of who you are .
This business approach to livestock management is also compartmentalizing what had once been multipurpose breeds into distinct functional niches.