What is department?

  • (noun): A specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "You'll find it in the hardware department"
    Synonyms: section
    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 ...
Veljekset Keskinen
... Keskinen (Keskinen Brothers) is a large department store situated in Tuuri, Töysä, Finland ... has grown from a small family business to be the second biggest department store in Finland ... it has been transforming 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 those ...
Zeynep Ergun
... Sciences English Language and Literature Department of Istanbul University ... University English Language and Literature Department in 1978 ... in 1988 from İstanbul University Institute of Social Sciences English Language and Literature Department ...
Bureau Of Industry And Security - Shifting Global Priorities
... first responders, and federal executive departments and agencies, including the National Security Council, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy ...

More definitions of "department":

  • (noun): A specialized sphere of knowledge.
    Example: "Baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"
  • (noun): The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).

Famous quotes containing the word department:

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    I believe in women; and in their right to their own best possibilities in every department of life. I believe that the methods of dress practiced among women are a marked hindrance to the realization of these possibilities, and should be scorned or persuaded out of society.
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