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de·part·ment

department

 
 
pronunciation:
dih part mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a separate part of a government, school, business, or other large organization.
He works in the shipping department.You get a driver's license from the motor vehicle department.
synonyms:
division
similar words:
agency, branch, bureau, section
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derivations: departmental (adj.), departmentally (adv.)
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