Adjective "department" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A division of a large organization such as a government, university, or business, dealing with a specific area of activity.
  1. 'He ran a post office and now works in the education department of Rochdale council.'
  2. 'At the time, he was enrolled in the law department of the prestigious University of Tokyo.'
  3. 'He left to join the finance department of Monklands Council, and found himself drawn into trade union work.'
  4. 'There was a department of Indian Theatre in the university through which I used to act.'
  5. 'Bilateral meetings between the Department of Finance and the other departments will begin next month.'
  6. 'They came from five departments of the University of Vienna and one department of the University of Salzburg.'
  7. 'Neil Hewitt, who works in the housing department of Medway council in Kent, is hoping to train as an inspector.'
  8. 'He said he plans to lodge a formal complaint with the legal department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.'
  9. 'The matter has now been handed over to the environmental department of the City Council.'
  10. 'This door in the terraced row led to the history department of the university, or at least the offices for the staff.'
  11. 'the turnout was particularly low in rural departments'
  12. 'The Prime Minister does not have a department to administer and this freedom gives him the opportunity to take a broad view.'
  13. 'The country is divided into six departments containing eighty-four districts.'
  14. 'that's not my department'
  15. 'Ponting himself is relishing the responsibility because he has had a chequered past in that department.'
  16. 'he was a bit lacking in the height department'
  17. 'And if you think that a car with no metal chassis has to be suspect in the strength department think again.'

More definitions

1. a distinct part of anything arranged in divisions; a division of a complex whole or organized system.

2. one of the principal branches of a governmental organization: the sanitation department.

3. (initial capital letter) one of the principal divisions of the U.S. federal government, headed by a secretary who is a member of the president's cabinet.

4. a division of a business enterprise dealing with a particular area of activity: the personnel department.

5. a section of a ret

More examples(as adjective)

"stores can be department."

"spendings can be department."

"teachings can be department."

"sales can be department."

"ins can be department."

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Late Middle English: from Old French departement, from departir (see depart). The original sense was ‘division or distribution’, later ‘separation’, hence ‘a separate part’ (core sense, mid 18th century).