departmentalism

departmentalism

[dih-pahrt-men-tl-iz-uhm, dee-pahrt-]
noun
1.
division into departments, as in a university.
2.
advocacy of or partiality for such division.

Origin:
1885–90; departmental + -ism

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departmentalism (ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
division into departments, esp when resulting in impaired efficiency

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