HyperDic: department

English > 3 senses of the word department:
NOUNgroupdepartment, sectiona specialized division of a large / large / large organization
locationdepartmentthe territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
cognitiondepartmenta specialized sphere of knowledge
department > pronunciation
Soundsdihpaa'rtmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > department: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA specialized division of a large / large / large organization.
Example"you'll find it in the hardware department"
Synonymsection
Narroweracademic departmentA division of a school that is responsible for a given subject
business departmentA division of a business firm
government departmentA department of government
payroll, payroll departmentThe department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff officeThe department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
security, security departmentA department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
BroaderdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
Spanishdepartamento
Catalandepartament
Adjectivesdepartmentalof or relating to a department / department / department
interdepartmentalbetween or among departments
intradepartmentalwithin a department
English > department: 3 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
Member ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
RegionFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
Broaderadministrative district, administrative division, territorial divisionA district defined for administrative purposes
Spanishdepartamento
Adjectivesdepartmentalof or relating to a department / department / department
English > department: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA specialized sphere of knowledge.
Examples
  • "baking is not my department"
  • "his work established a new department of literature"
Broadersector, sphereA particular aspect of life or activity

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