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compartmentalize (something) into (something)

To separate something into different parts or categories. We'll use cubicles to compartmentalize the office into smaller workspaces.
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compartmentalize something into something

to segment or divide something into smaller things; to assign the parts of something into categories. We will have to compartmentalize this large area into a number of smaller offices. His brain seems to be compartmentalized into a number of different centers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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