What is department?

  • (noun): A specialized sphere of knowledge.
    Example: "Baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on department, departments:

Mendel University Brno - Faculties
... Faculty of Agronomy Department of Plant Biology Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology Department of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology Department of Crop Science, Plant Breeding and Plant Medicine Department of ...
Bureau Of Industry And Security - Shifting Global Priorities
... officials, first responders, and federal executive departments and agencies, including the National Security Council, Department of Homeland Security ...
Veljekset Keskinen
... Veljekset Keskinen (Keskinen Brothers) is a large department store situated in Tuuri, Töysä, Finland ... store has grown from a small family business to be the second biggest department store in Finland ... to be more of a tourist attraction and a regular department store ...
United States Territory - Territory of The United States - United States Department of The Interior
... 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, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as ...
Zeynep Ergun
... Ergun is a professor at Institute of Social Sciences English Language and Literature Department of Istanbul University ... University English Language and Literature Department in 1978 ... of Social Sciences English Language and Literature Department ...

More definitions of "department":

  • (noun): The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
  • (noun): A specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "You'll find it in the hardware department"
    Synonyms: section

Famous quotes containing the word department:

    While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    “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)