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 d├ępartement
  • 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

Famous quotes containing the word department:

    All his works might well enough be embraced under the title of one of them, a good specimen brick, “On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History.” Of this department he is the Chief Professor in the World’s University, and even leaves Plutarch behind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)

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