What does department mean?

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dɪˈpɑrt məntde·part·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. department, section(noun)

    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"

  2. department(noun)

    the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

  3. department(noun)

    a specialized sphere of knowledge

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

Wiktionary

  1. department(Noun)

    A part, portion, or subdivision.

    Etymology: From département.

  2. department(Noun)

    A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.

    Etymology: From département.

  3. department(Noun)

    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 instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.

    Etymology: From département.

  4. department(Noun)

    A territorial division; a district; especially, in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes.

    Etymology: From département.

  5. department(Noun)

    A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

    Etymology: From département.

  6. department(Noun)

    Act of departing; departure.

    Etymology: From département.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Department(verb)

    act of departing; departure

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

  2. Department(verb)

    a part, portion, or subdivision

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

  3. Department(verb)

    a distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

  4. Department(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

  5. Department(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

  6. Department(verb)

    a military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac

    Etymology: [F. dpartement, fr. dpartir. See Depart, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Department

    Department is the name given to the administrative and political subdivisions of many countries. As a territorial unit, "department" was first used by the French Revolutionary governments, apparently to emphasize that each territory was simply an administrative sub-division of the united sovereign nation. This attempt to de-emphasize local political identity contrasts strongly with countries which are divided into "states". Today, departments may exist either with or without a representative assembly and executive head depending upon the countries' constitutional and administrative structure. The United States used this designation for the "Department of Alaska" during the early period of US rule in Alaska.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Department

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Department

    a territorial division in France instituted in 1790, under which the old division into provinces was broken up; each department, of which there are now 87, is broken up into arrondissements.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. department

    A term by which the divisions in the public services are distinguished, as the civil, the commissariat, the military, the naval, the victualling, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. department

    A facet of a business, company, enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government with a specific purpose.

    The department had all the resources and income that they needed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'department' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #531

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'department' in Written Corpus Frequency: #875

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'department' in Nouns Frequency: #153

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of department in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of department in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of department in a Sentence

  1. Naresh Gehi:

    The visa application the company filed with the government requires that people are paid the full amount, its a requirement. Palmer, who was 17 when she came to New York in 2011, was not available to comment. . TOP JAMAICAN MODEL. Sylvia Ayass, a lawyer who has worked with models on visas like Palmer's, said agencies typically pay what they state on visa applications. Donald Trump has won Republican frontrunner status in the 2016 election in large part by positioning Donald Trump as a champion of the American worker who will deport illegal immigrants, build a wall with Mexico and do away with the off shoring of U.S. jobs. This is not the first time Trump's labor practices have drawn criticism. A Reuters story published in August revealed that Trump's companies sought to import at least 1,100 workers on temporary visas since 2000. Of those, 250 were filed for foreign fashion models, according to the Reuters analysis of federal Department of Labor data. Using a federal visa program called H-1B that allows U.S. employers to hire.

  2. Jennifer Blakely:

    One of us would have to leave the legal department, it was clear it would not be David Drummond.

  3. Peter Oshiro:

    There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea'au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk, the Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.

  4. Christina Morris:

    Christina Morris family said in a statement released ona Facebook page dedicated to helping to find Christina Morris. Christina Morris was last seen on Aug. 30, 2014. ( Facebook) WOMAN, 2 MEN DEAD IN ILLINOIS HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Anna Police Department and Plano Police Department are expected to return to the scene Thursday to continue collecting evidence, according to FOX 4. Lt. Nick Bristow with Collin County Sheriff Office said the remains were transferred to the Collin County Medical Examiner's Office for a positive identification. Human remains found Wednesday in Anna, Texas may be from Christina Morris, who was reported missing in August 2014. ( FOX4) Lekita McMillan who lives in the area where the remains were discovered, told FOX 4 on Wednesday Christina Morris felt heartbroken. I feel their grief.

  5. Eliot Engel:

    While I would have preferred to hear from Ambassador Khalilzad in an open setting, I'm glad our members will have this long overdue opportunity to press for answers on the peace plan, it shouldn't have taken a subpoena to get the State Department to work with this committee and allow us to perform our oversight duties.

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