department has definitions from the fields of government,geography
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[ noun ] a specialized division of a large organization

Synonyms

section

Examples

"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 .

2
[ noun ] (government,geography) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
3
[ noun ] a specialized sphere of knowledge

Examples

"baking is not my department" "his work established a new department of literature"

Related terms

sector

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