department


department
department [dē pärt′mənt, dipärt′mənt]
n.
[ME & OFr departement < departir: see DEPART]
1. a separate part, division, or branch, as of a government, business, or school [the police department, the accounting department, the history department]
2. a field of knowledge or activity [rewriting is his department ]
3. a specialized column or section appearing regularly in a periodical
4. an administrative district in France, Greece, or certain Latin American countries

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
, , (especially a territorial division), / , , , , , / , , (of a subject or notion)