Meaning of DEPARTMENT in English

■ noun

1》 a division of a large organization or building, dealing with a specific area of activity.

2》 an administrative district in France and other countries.

3》 ( one's ~ ) informal an area of special expertise or responsibility.

↘a specified aspect or quality: he was a bit lacking in the height ~.


~al adjective

~alism noun

~alization or ~alisation noun

~alize or ~alise verb

~ally adverb


ME: from OFr. departement , from departir (see depart ).

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