Definition of department
- that's not my department
- lacking in the trustworthiness department
- —Garrison Keillor
Your letter has been forwarded to our sales department.
When you get to the hospital, go directly to the X-ray department.
the university's math and science departments
the department of modern languages
She joined the town's police department.
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First Known Use: 1735See Words from the same year
: one of the major parts of a company, organization, government, or school
: an area in a store where a particular kind of product is sold
: a subject or activity that a person is interested in or responsible for
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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