departmentalize

[ dih-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, dee-pahrt- ]
/ dɪ pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌdi pɑrt- /

verb (used with object), de·part·men·tal·ized, de·part·men·tal·iz·ing.

to divide into departments.
Also especially British, de·part·men·tal·ise.

Origin of departmentalize

First recorded in 1895–1900; departmental + -ize

Related forms

de·part·men·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for departmentalization

departmentalize

departmentalise

/ (ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to organize into departments, esp excessively

Derived Forms

departmentalization or departmentalisation, noun
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