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Definition of Department


  1. Act of departing; departure.
  2. A part, portion, or subdivision.
  3. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
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Department Translations

department in Afrikaans is afdeling, vak, departement
department in Danish is afdeling
department in Dutch is departement
department in Finnish is lokero
department in German is Ressort {n}, Abteilung {f], Gebiet {n}
department in Italian is compartimento, area
department in Norwegian is avdeling, departement
department in Portuguese is departamento
department in Spanish is seccion, recinto
department in Swedish is avdelning, varuhus, departement