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departmentalize

or (especially British) departmentalise

[dih-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, dee-pahrt-] /dɪ pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌdi pɑrt-/
verb (used with object), departmentalized, departmentalizing.
1.
to divide into departments.
Origin of departmentalize
1895-1900
1895-1900; departmental + -ize
Related forms
departmentalization, noun
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departmentalize

/ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to organize into departments, esp excessively
Derived Forms
departmentalization, departmentalisation, noun
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