Meaning of DEPARTMENT in English

DEPARTMENT

noun

1 of a government

ADJECTIVE

▪ federal , government , state

▪ Education Department , Health Department , etc.

▪ fire , police (both AmE )

The Tokyo police ~ is clamping down on organized crime.

DEPARTMENT + NOUN

▪ official , spokesman , spokesperson , spokeswoman

▪ personnel ( AmE ), staff

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

the Department for Transport ( in the UK )

▪ ~ of

the Department of Transportation ( in the US )

2 of an organization

ADJECTIVE

▪ accident and emergency ( BrE ), casualty ( BrE ), emergency ( AmE ), hospital , outpatient

▪ design , finance , HR , legal , marketing , personnel , planning , publicity , sales , etc.

▪ biology , English , science , etc.

VERB + DEPARTMENT

▪ head , manage , run

Staff criticized the way the history ~ was run.

▪ join

A new member of staff has joined the ~.

▪ create , establish

▪ contact

Contact our sales ~ for more information.

DEPARTMENT + NOUN

▪ chair ( esp. AmE ), coordinator , head , manager

▪ member ( esp. AmE ), staff

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

Complaints are dealt with in a different ~.

▪ within a/the ~

to gain promotion within the ~

▪ ~ of

the Department of Planning

PHRASES

▪ the head of a/the ~ , the head of ~

▪ a member of a/the ~

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