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Definitions of department

  1. the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A part, portion, or subdivision. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the of the Loire. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A military subdivision of a country; as, the of the Potomac. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A distinct division; a separate room or office for business; a branch of business, study, or science; a division of government; as, the Department of Agriculture; a province. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Departmental. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. That which is parted or separated: a part or portion: a separate part of business or duty: a section of the administration: a division of a country, esp. of France. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A part or division; division of business or duty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A division for a distinct purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A separate part or division or branch, especially of duty, business, or inquiry; a political division of territory in a country, as in France. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Act of departing; departure. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A separate room or office for business; a branch of business; a division of territory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. de-pärt'ment, n. a part: a separate part of business or duty: a section of the administration: a division of a country, esp. of France.--adj. DEPARTMENT'AL.--adv. DEPARTMENT'ALLY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Separate part of complex whole, branch, esp. of municipal or State administration; French administrative district. So departmental a., departmentally adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [Fr.] In Fr. Hist., the name given by the Constituent Assembly to the eighty-three new divisions into which the whole French territory was divided (1787-90). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [French] A separation or division;—a part or portion;—a distinct course of life, action, study, or the like;—subdivision of business or official duty; one of the principal divisions of executive government;—territorial division. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. Separate allotment, business assigned to a particular person. Complete Dictionary
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