in·​ter·​de·​part·​men·​tal ˌin-tər-di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce interdepartmental (audio)
: existing, exchanged, or carried on between two or more departments (as of an organization) or their members
an interdepartmental committee
especially : characterized by participation or cooperation of two or more departments of an educational institution
an interdepartmental course of study
interdepartmentally adverb
or less commonly inter-departmentally
working interdepartmentally

Examples of interdepartmental in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interdepartmental was in 1855

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“Interdepartmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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