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departmentnoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈpɑrt·mənt/ (abbreviation dept.)
any of the ​divisions or ​parts of esp. a ​school, ​business, or ​government: Chavez is the ​head of the ​geography department. The ​shoe department is on the fifth ​floor. She ​lives in Washington and ​works for the Department of Defense. fig.infml I ​thoughtbuying the ​tickets was ​your department (= ​area of ​responsibility).
departmental
adjective [not gradable]  us   /dɪˌpɑrtˈmen·təl, ˌdi-/
a departmental ​meeting
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"department" in British English

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departmentnoun [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 ​particulararea of ​study or ​work: the ​chemistry department/the department ofchemistry The ​sales department is/are having a ​Christmasparty this ​week. the Department of Health and Social Security

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"department" in Business English

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departmentnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈpɑːtmənt/ ( written abbreviation dept)
MANAGEMENT one ​part of a large ​organization, such as a ​company or university, that ​deals with a particular ​area of ​work, ​business, ​study, etc.: run/​manage a department the ​sales/​humanresources/​finance department He was previously a lecturer in the ​pharmacy department of Queen's University. a department ​director/​supervisor
COMMERCE one ​part of a large ​store that ​sells many different ​types of ​goods: the book/electrical/menswear department She has a Saturday ​job in the ​footwear department of a large city ​centrestore.
GOVERNMENT one ​part of a ​government that is ​responsible for a particular ​part of its ​work: the Department of Education/Health/​Justice
be sb's department informal to be something that a particular ​person knows a lot about or is ​responsible for: You'll need to ​ask Joe about that - it's more his departmant than mine.
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Translations of “department”
in Korean 부서…
in Arabic قِسْم…
in Malaysian bahagian…
in French service, rayon département…
in Russian отдел, факультет…
in Chinese (Traditional) (組織或機構中的)部,系,處,科,室…
in Italian dipartimento, reparto…
in Turkish bölüm, daire, departman…
in Polish dział, wydział, ministerstwo…
in Spanish departamento, sección…
in Vietnamese bộ, ban…
in Portuguese departamento…
in Thai แผนก…
in German die Abteilung…
in Catalan departament…
in Japanese 部, 課…
in Chinese (Simplified) (组织机构中的)部,系,处,科,室…
in Indonesian bagian…
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