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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.


Synonymssection


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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