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Definitions of department

  1. A part, portion, or subdivision. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. A military subdivision of a country; as, the of the Potomac. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Act of departing; departure. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  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 Department of the Loire. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac. Newage 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. 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.
  13. A part or division; division of business or duty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. 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.

Usage examples for department

  1. The accusation was supported by the three high courts- only the police department was on the side of the council of war. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  2. If Ford goes, every man in the department will quit with him. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
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