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departmentalism

[dih-pahrt-men-tl-iz-uh m, dee-pahrt-] /dɪ pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm, ˌdi pɑrt-/
noun
1.
division into departments, as in a university.
2.
advocacy of or partiality for such division.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; departmental + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for depart-mentalism

departmentalism

/ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
division into departments, esp when resulting in impaired efficiency
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