departmentalism

[ dih-pahrt-men-tl-iz-uh m, dee-pahrt- ]
/ dɪ pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm, ˌdi pɑrt- /

noun

division into departments, as in a university.
advocacy of or partiality for such division.

Origin of departmentalism

First recorded in 1885–90; departmental + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for departmentalism

departmentalism

/ (ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

division into departments, esp when resulting in impaired efficiency

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