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department

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of department

  1. 1 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the Department of the Interior> Synonyms agency, arm, branch, bureau, division, desk, office, serviceRelated Words subdepartment, subdivision

  2. 2 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <that's not my department, but maybe I can help you anyway> Synonyms area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, field, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkRelated Words frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty





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