compartmentalization

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compartmentalize +‎ -ation

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compartmentalization (countable and uncountable, plural compartmentalizations)

  1. The act or process of dividing a complex task or structure into smaller, often more manageable pieces.
  2. (software) The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable.
  3. (counter-espionage) The act of dividing tasks involving confidential information so that no one person is capable of leaking enough to be incriminating. Alternatively, it can involve denying information to such an extent no one person knows the full extent or purpose of the task they have been given, so that if they are captured or monitored the enemy will not be able to obtain useful information from an individual person.

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