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department

noun [C]
 
 
/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.
→  See also bank trust department
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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