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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 thought buying the tickets was your department (= area of responsibility).
departmental
adjective [not gradable]  us   /dɪˌpɑrtˈmen·təl, ˌdi-/
a departmental meeting
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departmentnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /dɪˈpɑːt.mənt/  us   /dɪˈpɑːrt.mənt/ (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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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/human resources/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 centre store.
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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