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department

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːrtmənt; dɪˈpɑːtmənt/

Translation of department in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 2.1 [Politics/Política] ministerio (masculine), secretaría (feminine) (Mexico/México) the Department of Education el Ministerio de Educación, la Secretaría de Educación (Mexico/México) the Department of Defense el Ministerio de Defensa, la Secretaría de Defensa (Mexico/México) the Department of State, the State Department (in US) el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano) 2.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Admin] the police/fire department el cuerpo de policía/bomberos
  • 4 (area of competence, responsibility) [colloquial/familiar] cooking is my husband's department la cocina es cosa de mi marido [colloquial/familiar], 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.
  • 5 [Admin] [Geography/Geografía] (in France etc) departamento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He left to join the finance department of Monklands Council, and found himself drawn into trade union work.
    • They came from five departments of the University of Vienna and one department of the University of Salzburg.
    • This door in the terraced row led to the history department of the university, or at least the offices for the staff.
    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.

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