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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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in Arabic قِسْم…
in Korean 부서…
in Malaysian bahagian…
in French service, rayon département…
in Turkish bölüm, daire, departman…
in Italian dipartimento, reparto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (組織或機構中的)部,系,處,科,室…
in Russian отдел, факультет…
in Polish dział, wydział, ministerstwo…
in Vietnamese bộ, ban…
in Spanish departamento, sección…
in Portuguese departamento…
in Thai แผนก…
in German die Abteilung…
in Catalan departament…
in Japanese 部, 課…
in Indonesian bagian…
in Chinese (Simplified) (组织机构中的)部,系,处,科,室…
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