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department

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /dɪˈpɑːt.mənt/ us    /-ˈpɑːrt-/ ( written abbreviation dept)
A2 a part of an organization such as a school, business, or government that deals with a particular area of study or work: the chemistry department/the department of chemistry The sales department is/are having a Christmas party this week. the Department of Health and Social Security
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