- departmental 1791, "pertaining to a French department," from Fr. départmental, from département (see DEPARTMENT (Cf. department)). Meaning "of departmental systems generally" from 1832.
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departmental — UK US /ˌdiːpɑːtˈmentəl/ adjective MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT ► relating to one part of a large organization or government: »He has a series of departmental meetings during the week. »departmental funds/spending/budgets »departmental… … Financial and business terms
Departmental — De part*men tal, a. Pertaining to a department or division. Burke. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
departmental — [dē΄pärt ment′ l, di pärt΄ment′ l] adj. 1. having to do with a department or departments 2. arranged into departments departmentally adv. * * * See department. * * * … Universalium
departmental — [dē΄pärt ment′ l, di pärt΄ment′ l] adj. 1. having to do with a department or departments 2. arranged into departments departmentally adv … English World dictionary
departmental — [[t]di͟ːpɑː(r)tme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Departmental is used to describe the activities, responsibilities, or possessions of a department in a government, company, or other organization. The Secretary of State for Education is right to seek a… … English dictionary
departmental — adj. Departmental is used with these nouns: ↑faculty, ↑head, ↑library, ↑manager, ↑meeting, ↑minister, ↑official, ↑record, ↑responsibility … Collocations dictionary
departmental — de|part|men|tal [ ,dipart mentl ] adjective * involving one department of a large organization: a departmental budget/report/secretary … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
departmental */ — UK [ˌdiːpɑː(r)tˈment(ə)l] / US [ˌdɪpɑrtˈment(ə)l] adjective involving one department of a large organization a departmental budget/report/secretary … English dictionary
departmental — department ► NOUN 1) a division of a large organization or building, dealing with a specific area of activity. 2) an administrative district in France and other countries. 3) (one s department) informal an area of special expertise or… … English terms dictionary
departmental — adj. of or belonging to a department. Phrases and idioms: departmental store = department store. Derivatives: departmentalism n. departmentalize v.tr. (also ise). departmentalization n. departmentally adv … Useful english dictionary