Department

  • 21department — [[t]dɪpɑ͟ː(r)tmənt[/t]] ♦ departments 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A department is one of the sections in an organization such as a government, business, or university. A department is also one of the sections in a large shop. ...the U.S. Department …

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  • 22department — de|part|ment [ dı partmənt ] noun count *** 1. ) one of the sections in a government, organization, or business that deals with one type of work: the Education Department the Department of Health the sales department 2. ) an area in a large store …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23department */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈpɑː(r)tmənt] / US [dɪˈpɑrtmənt] noun [countable] Word forms department : singular department plural departments 1) one of the sections in a government, organization, or business that deals with one type of work the Education Department the …

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  • 24department — n. 1 a separate part of a complex whole, esp.: a a branch of municipal or State administration (Housing Department; Department of Social Security). b a branch of study and its administration at a university, school, etc. (the physics department) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 25Department — De|part|ment [dɪ pɑ:tmənt ], das; s, s [engl. department < frz. département]: 1. Ministerium in den USA. 2. Fachbereich an amerikanischen u. britischen Universitäten. * * * Department   [dɪ pɑːtmənt, englisch] das, s/ s,    1) allgemein:… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 26department — noun Etymology: French département, from Old French, act of dividing, from departir Date: 1735 1. a. a distinct sphere ; province < that s not my department > b. a category consisting especially of a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 27department*/*/*/ — [dɪˈpɑːtmənt] noun [C] 1) a section in a government, organization, or business that deals with a particular type of work the Department of Health[/ex] the sales department[/ex] 2) an area in a large shop that sells a particular type of goods the&#8230; …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 28department — /dəˈpatmənt / (say duh pahtmuhnt) noun 1. a distinct part of anything arranged in divisions; a division of a complex whole or organised system. 2. a division of official business or duties or functions. 3. one of the (large) districts into which&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 29Department — aspect of a person: a bit light in the brains department ; got what it takes in the legs department …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 30department — Australian Slang aspect of a person: a bit light in the brains department ; got what it takes in the legs department …

    English dialects glossary

  • 31department — noun 1》 a division of a large organization or building, dealing with a specific area of activity. 2》 an administrative district in France and other countries. 3》 (one s department) informal an area of special expertise or responsibility.     ↘a&#8230; …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32department — A discrete section of an organization under the responsibility of a department manager; separate costs and, where appropriate, income are allocated or apportioned to the department for the purposes of costing, performance appraisal, and control …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 33department — A discrete section of an organization under the responsibility of a department manager; separate costs and, where appropriate, income are allocated or apportioned to the department for the purposes of costing, performance appraisal, and control …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 34department — noun 1) the public health department Syn: division, section, sector, unit, branch, arm, wing; office, bureau, agency, ministry 2) the food is Kay s department Syn: domain …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 35department — /dɪ pɑ:tmənt/ noun 1. a specialised section of a large organisation ● Trainee managers work for a while in each department to get an idea of the organisation as a whole. 2. a section of a large store selling one type of product ● You will find&#8230; …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 36department — /dɪ pɑ:tmənt/ noun 1. a specialised section of a large organisation ● Trainee managers work for a while in each department to get an idea of the organisation as a whole. 2. a section of a large store selling one type of product ● You will find&#8230; …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 37department — noun a) A part, portion, or subdivision. , Superior to Pope in Popes own peculiar department of literature. . b) A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province …

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  • 38DEPARTMENT —    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 …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 39Department — De|part|ment [di pɑ:tmənt] das; s, s &LT;aus gleichbed. engl. department; vgl. ↑Departement&GT;: 1. a) Regierungs od. Verwaltungszweig; b) Fachbereich (an amerik. u. engl. Universitäten). 2. Bundesministerium (in den USA) …

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  • 40department — [15] English has borrowed department from French département on two completely separate occasions. Originally, in late Middle English, it was used for ‘departure’, but this died out in the mid 17th century. Then in the 18th century it was re&#8230; …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins