department 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 department) informal an area of special expertise or responsibility. 4) informal a specified aspect or quality: he was a bit lacking in the height department.
DERIVATIVES departmental adjective departmentalize (also departmentalise) verb departmentally adverb.

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