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departmentalize

[ dih-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, dee-pahrt- ]

verb (used with object)

, de·part·men·tal·ized, de·part·men·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to divide into departments.


departmentalize

/ ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to organize into departments, esp excessively


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Derived Forms

  • ˌdepartˌmentaliˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • depart·mental·i·zation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of departmentalize1

First recorded in 1895–1900; departmental ( def ) + -ize
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Example Sentences

To departmentalize it, means extra expense with no benefit gained—except to engineering science.

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