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American English: /dəˈpɑrtmənt/
British English: /dɪˈpɑːtm(ə)nt/

Translation of department in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 (Politics) the Department of Education
    el Ministerio de Educación
    la Secretaría de Educación (Mexico)
    the Department of Defense
    el Ministerio de Defensa
    la Secretaría de Defensa (Mexico)
    the Department of State, the State Department (in US)
    el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano)
    2.2 (American English) (Admin)the police/fire department
    el cuerpo de policía/bomberos
    Example sentences
    • The occupation of the north-eastern departments of France throughout the war also helped to prolong this consensus.
    • Federal departments in France, Germany, China, and even the US have adopted Linux servers.
    • The country is divided into six departments containing eighty-four districts.
  • 4 (area of competence, responsibility) [colloquial]cooking is my husband's department
    la cocina es cosa de mi marido [colloquial]
    de cocinar se encarga mi marido
    sewing? I'm not much good in that department
    ¿coser? yo no soy muy buena en ese terreno
    Example sentences
    • I think Lyn needs to take a long look in the mirror before proclaiming herself an expert in this department.
    • Ponting himself is relishing the responsibility because he has had a chequered past in that department.
    • And the Aussies, the world's sledging experts, reckon he is a soft touch in that department.
    Example sentences
    • In the rhythm department bassist Jeff Halsey was unflappable and clearly has much to offer.
    • Political power and share in authority does affect every department and aspect of life.
    • And if you think that a car with no metal chassis has to be suspect in the strength department think again.

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