departmentalize

play
verb de·part·men·tal·ize \di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz, ˌdē-\

Definition of departmentalize

departmentalized

;

departmentalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide into departments

departmentalization

play \-ˌmen-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of departmentalize in a Sentence

  1. The organization is highly departmentalized.

First Known Use of departmentalize

circa 1895


DEPARTMENTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

departmentalize

play
verb

Definition of departmentalize for English Language Learners

  • : to divide (something, such as a company) into departments

Learn More about departmentalize


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up departmentalize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!