Department

Department may refer to:

  • A department is a part of a larger organization with a specific responsibility. For the division of organizations into departments, see departmentalization.
In particular:
  • A government department in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, corresponding to a ministry in other systems:
    • Department (Australia)
    • Department (Canada)
    • Department (Sweden)
    • Department (Switzerland)
    • Department (United Kingdom)
    • Department (United States)
  • Department (administrative division)- a geographical and administrative division within a country.
  • One of the Departments of France, a département
  • One of the Departments of Colombia
  • Part of an institution such as a commercial company (see departmentalization) or a non-profit organization such as a university.
    • Academic department
  • A department store is a retail store that includes many specialized departments such as clothing or household items.
  • Part of a state or municipal government:
    • Fire department
    • Police department
  • In the US military:
    • "Department" is a term used by the U.S. Army, mostly prior to World War I.
    • A naval Department is a section devoted to one of several major tasks.
  • In the magazine context:
    • Articles, essays and columns that follow a certain consistency under one topic.

Department may also refer to:

  • Department (film), is a Bollywood film released in June 2012

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... Keskinen (Keskinen Brothers) is a large department store situated in Tuuri, Töysä, Finland ... small family business to be the second biggest department store in Finland ... transforming to be more of a tourist attraction and a regular department store ...
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... The United States Department of the Interior is charged with managing federal affairs within U.S ... The Interior Department has a wide range of responsibilities (which include the regulation of territorial governments and the basic stewardship for public lands, et al.) ... The United States Department of the Interior is not responsible for local government or for civil administration except in the cases of Indian reservations ...

Famous quotes containing the word department:

    We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
    Tennessee Williams (1914–1983)

    “Which is more important to you, your field or your children?” the department head asked. She replied, “That’s like asking me if I could walk better if you amputated my right leg or my left leg.”
    —Anonymous Parent. As quoted in Women and the Work Family Dilemma, by Deborah J. Swiss and Judith P. Walker, ch. 2 (1993)

    The African race evidently are made to excel in that department which lies between the sensuousness and the intellectual—what we call the elegant arts. These require rich and abundant animal nature, such as they possess; and if ever they become highly civilised, they will excel in music, dancing and elocution.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)