de·​part·​men·​tal·​ize di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce departmentalize (audio)
departmentalized; departmentalizing

transitive verb

: to divide into departments
departmentalization noun

Example Sentences

The organization is highly departmentalized.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of departmentalize was circa 1895

Dictionary Entries Near departmentalize

Cite this Entry

“Departmentalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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