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departmentalize

[dih-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, dee-pahrt-]
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verb (used with object), de·part·men·tal·ized, de·part·men·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to divide into departments.
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Also especially British, de·part·men·tal·ise.

Origin of departmentalize

First recorded in 1895–1900; departmental + -ize
Related formsde·part·men·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration v. 2

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British Dictionary definitions for departmentalize

departmentalize

departmentalise

verb
  1. (tr) to organize into departments, esp excessively
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Derived Formsdepartmentalization or departmentalisation, noun
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