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English noun: department

1. department (group) a specialized division of a large organization

SamplesYou'll find it in the hardware department.
She got a job in the historical section of the Treasury.


Broader (hypernym)division

Narrower (hyponym)academic department, business department, government department, payroll, payroll department, personnel, personnel department, personnel office, security, security department, staff office

2. department (location) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

Member meronymcountry, land, state

Domain regionFrance, French Republic

3. department (cognition) a specialized sphere of knowledge

SamplesBaking is not my department.
His work established a new department of literature.

Broader (hypernym)sector, sphere

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