departmentalism

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di pärt mentl iz′əm, dē′pärt-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•part•men•tal•ism  (di pärt mentl iz′əm, dē′pärt-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Educationdivision into departments, as in a university.
  2. Educationadvocacy of or partiality for such division.
  • departmental + -ism 1885–90

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