Definition of departmentalization in US English:

departmentalization

(British departmentalisation)

noun

  • See departmentalize

    • ‘Another popular new development is middle-school departmentalization, in which students have different teachers for different subjects, as is the case in public middle schools.’
    • ‘One consequence of the development of new fiscal and military apparatuses was the departmentalization of government, at least in mainland Britain.’
    • ‘Professors of women's studies are anxious about institutionalization, departmentalization, and teaching evaluations, she said.’
    • ‘He was the elected deputy in the years 1932-1946 - the last year of his service being the year that departmentalization was enacted.’
    • ‘Such boundary crossings redefined the existing rigid departmentalization of science.’

Pronunciation

departmentalization

/dēˌpärtˌmen(t)ləˈzāSHən/