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  1. de·part·ment
    IPA[dəˈpärtmənt]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: department, plural noun: departments

    • noun

      a division of a large organization such as a government, university, or business, dealing with a specific area of activity:

      an administrative district in France and other countries:

    • the department in the US government dealing with foreign affairs.
    • noun

      a large store stocking many varieties of goods in different departments:
    • noun

      the part of an organization concerned with the hiring, training, and welfare of employees.
    • noun

      the department of a local or municipal authority in charge of preventing and fighting fires.
    • noun

      the part of an organization concerned with the appointment, training, and welfare of employees.
    • (in the US) the government department in charge of the navy.
    • noun

      a department of local government that collects refuse or rubbish.
    • noun

      the department of a local or municipal authority in charge of preventing and fighting fires.
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