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Definition of Compartmentation

Compartmentation Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
1. Establishment and management of an organization so that information about the personnel, internal organization, or activities of one component is made available to any other component only to the extent required for the performance of assigned duties. 2. Effects of relief and drainage upon avenues of approach so as to produce areas bounded on at least two sides by terrain features such as woods, ridges, or ravines that limit observation or observed fire into the area from points outside the area. (JP 3-05.1)
  
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Compartmentation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
The segregation of components, programs, and information to provide isolation. Note: Compartmentation provides some protection against overall compromise, contamination, or unauthorized access.
Compartmentation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A compartment is a portion of the space within a ship defined vertically between decks and horizontally between bulkheads. It is analogous to a room within a building, and may provide watertight subdivision of the ship's hull important in retaining buoyancy if the hull is damaged. Subdivision of a ship's hull into watertight compartments is called compartmentation.

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