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:

    ... 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)

    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)

    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)