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department

noun [C]    /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    /dɪˌpɑrtˈmen·təl, ˌdi-/ adjective [not gradable] a departmental meeting
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