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interdepartmental

[in-ter-dee-pahrt-men-tl, -di-pahrt-]
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adjective
  1. involving or existing between two or more departments:interdepartmental rivalry.

Origin of interdepartmental

First recorded in 1890–95; inter- + departmental
Related formsin·ter·de·part·men·tal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for interdepartmental

Historical Examples

  • Into this general question the Interdepartmental Committee did not enter.

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    Reginald Arthur Bray

  • The interdepartmental dispute was quickly buried by Wilson's dramatic order of 12 January 1954.


British Dictionary definitions for interdepartmental

interdepartmental

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or conducted between two or more departments
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Word Origin and History for interdepartmental

adj.

also inter-departmental, 1861, from inter- + departmental.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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