nondepartmental

adjective
non·​de·​part·​men·​tal | \ ˌnän-di-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nondepartmental (audio) , -ˌdē- \

Definition of nondepartmental

: not of or relating to a department : not departmental nondepartmental meetings The regulations also ban officers from using NYPD equipment for nondepartmental purposes …— Jonathan Lemire and Veronika Belenkaya

First Known Use of nondepartmental

1870, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nondepartmental

Time Traveler for nondepartmental

Time Traveler

The first known use of nondepartmental was in 1870

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nondepartmental

Cite this Entry

“Nondepartmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondepartmental. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on nondepartmental

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!