departmentalize

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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.

Circa 1895

First Known Use of departmentalize

circa 1895


DEPARTMENTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

departmentalize

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

Definition of departmentalize for English Language Learners

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


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