Definitions of department

  1. A part, portion, or subdivision.
  2. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  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.
  4. A military subdivision of a country; as, the of the Potomac.
  5. Act of departing; departure.
  6. the territorial and administrative division of some countries ( such as France)
  7. a specialized sphere of knowledge; " baking is not my department"; " his work established a new department of literature"
  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.
  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.
  10. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  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.
  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.
  13. A part or division; division of business or duty.
  14. A separate room or office for business; a branch of business; a division of territory.
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