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interdepartmental

[in-ter-dee-pahrt-men-tl, -di-pahrt-] /ˌɪn tərˌdi pɑrtˈmɛn tl, -dɪ pɑrt-/
adjective
1.
involving or existing between two or more departments:
interdepartmental rivalry.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; inter- + departmental
Related forms
interdepartmentally, adverb
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Examples for interdepartmental
  • We're going to use them in an interdepartmental tourney.
  • Identify how current and planned interdepartmental initiatives are or can address unnecessary out of home placements.
  • In addition, this office is responsible for organizing and supervising major interdepartmental initiatives and special events.
British Dictionary definitions for interdepartmental

interdepartmental

/ˌɪntəˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or conducted between two or more departments
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Word Origin and History for interdepartmental
adj.

also inter-departmental, 1861, from inter- + departmental.

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