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Noun: department  di'paa(r)t-munt
  1. A specialized division of a large organization
    "you'll find it in the hardware department";
    - section
  2. The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
  3. A specialized sphere of knowledge
    "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"

Derived forms: departments

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, division, sector, sphere, territorial division

Part of: country, land, state

Encyclopedia: Department