[ noun ] a specialized division of a large organization
"you'll find it in the hardware department" "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .
The department apparently intends to make the Rural_Roads_Authority a revolving_fund under which new bonds would be issued every time a portion of the old ones are paid_off by tax authorities .(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
She was moving_up to the allowance department after winning a $ 10000 claiming event .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The program came_out of the NBC Special Projects department , and was slotted in the Du_Pont_Show of the Week series .
If so , it might be worth_while to assign a future jazz show to a different department - one with enough confidence in the musical material to cut_down on the number of performers and give them a_little room to display their talents .
[ noun ] a specialized sphere of knowledge
"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"