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department British & World English

A division of a large organization such as a government, university, or business, dealing with a specific area of activity

department English Thesaurus

Percy worked in the public health department

one's department in department British & World English

An area of special expertise or responsibility

fire department British & World English

The department of a local or municipal authority in charge of preventing and fighting fires

Navy Department British & World English

(In the US) the government department in charge of the navy

department store British & World English

A large shop stocking many varieties of goods in different departments

police department British & World English

The department of a local or municipal authority in charge of the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order

State Department British & World English

(In the US) the department in the government dealing with foreign affairs

casualty department British & World English

The department of a hospital providing immediate treatment for emergency cases

cleansing department British & World English

A department of local government that collects refuse or rubbish

personnel department British & World English

The part of an organization concerned with the appointment, training, and welfare of employees

Department of Agriculture British & World English

The department of the US government that administers federal programs related to food production and rural life. The department’s principal duty is to aid farmers, but it also serves consumers through its food-assistance and food-inspection programs