Associations to the word «Department»

Wiktionary

DEPARTMENT, noun. A part, portion, or subdivision.
DEPARTMENT, noun. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like.
DEPARTMENT, noun. A subdivision of an organization.
DEPARTMENT, noun. (often in proper names) One of the principal divisions of executive government
DEPARTMENT, noun. (in a university) One of the divisions of instructions
DEPARTMENT, noun. A territorial division; a district; especially, in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes.
DEPARTMENT, noun. (historical) A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
DEPARTMENT, noun. (obsolete) Act of departing; departure.
DEPARTMENT STORE, noun. A large store containing many different departments, each of which deals in the sale of different goods or services.
DEPARTMENT STORES, noun. Plural of department store

Dictionary definition

DEPARTMENT, noun. A specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury".
DEPARTMENT, noun. The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
DEPARTMENT, noun. A specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature".

Wise words

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