Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a department or division, as of a country.
- Of or pertaining to a department or branch, as of a government, a manufacturing or business undertaking or concern, public office, and the like.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a department.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to a department or division.
- adj. of or relating to a department
- department + -al (Wiktionary)
“The fellow is expected to attend and participate in departmental research conferences.”
“Obviously I'll side with Trudie on a lot (most) issues in departmental meetings, but I'm not sure how much good that will do, either, given that we're both untenured and new to the department.”
“As a young assistant professor naïve in departmental politics I was quite vulnerable, and had a difficult time during my subsequent years at Michigan.”
“The scripts were allegedly found by members of the public who then called departmental officials.”
“It is alleged that Gasa called her departmental employees as”
“If we could find instances of what we may call departmental kings of nature, that is of persons supposed to rule over particular elements or aspects of nature, they would probably present a closer analogy to the King of the Wood than the divine kings we have been hitherto considering, whose control of nature is general rather than special.”
“These, then, are examples of what I have called departmental kings of nature.”
“October, which unveiled average 19% real-terms departmental cuts, with welfare benefits facing the largest share of a $109.5bn deflationary squeeze.”
“■ Reporter calls departmental media officer, saying she has additional questions.”
“ A friend-of-a-friend type thing, some neighbor's sister's son, a programmer for the NSA who started a whisper campaign about border closings and civilian flight restrictions — and “dragnetting,” whatever that meant — after he was downsized in some kind of departmental shake-up.”
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