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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
Translations of “department”
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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