Meaning of DEPARTMENT in English

DEPARTMENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪpɑ:(r)tmənt ]

( departments)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

A department is one of the sections in an organization such as a government, business, or university. A department is also one of the sections in a large shop.

...the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare...

He moved to the sales department.

...the jewelry department.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

2.

If you say that a task or area of knowledge is not your department , you mean that you are not responsible for it or do not know much about it.

‘I’m afraid the name means nothing to me,’ he said. ‘That’s not my department.’

PHRASE : V inflects

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