What is department?

  • (noun): The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on department, departments:

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 ...
Bureau Of Industry And Security - Shifting Global Priorities
... government officials, first responders, and federal executive departments and agencies, including the National Security Council, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department ...
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 ...
Veljekset Keskinen
... Veljekset Keskinen (Keskinen Brothers) is a large department store situated in Tuuri, Töysä, Finland ... 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 ...
Zeynep Ergun
... of Social Sciences English Language and Literature Department of Istanbul University ... her BA from Bosphorus University English Language and Literature Department in 1978 ... Institute of Social Sciences English Language and Literature Department ...

More definitions of "department":

  • (noun): A specialized division of a large organization.
    Example: "You'll find it in the hardware department"
    Synonyms: section
  • (noun): A specialized sphere of knowledge.
    Example: "Baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature"

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)

    In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.
    —Los Angeles Sportscaster. quoted in Independent Magazine (London, Sept. 28, 1991)

    ... the Department of Justice is committed to asking one central question of everything we do: What is the right thing to do? Now that can produce debate, and I want it to be spirited debate. I want the lawyers of America to be able to call me and tell me: Janet, have you lost your mind?
    Janet Wood Reno (b. 1938)