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1. A distinct, usually specialized division of a large organization, especially:
a. A principal administrative division of a government: the department of public works.
b. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service: the personnel department.
c. A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge: the physics department.
2. Department One of the principal executive divisions of the federal government of the United States, headed by a cabinet officer.
3. A section of a department store selling a particular line of merchandise: the home furnishings department.
4. An administrative district in France.
5. A unit of a warship's crew, organized by function, such as gunnery or engineering.
6. An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty: Getting the kids to bed is my department.

[French département, from Old French, separation, from departir, to divide; see depart.]

de′part·men′tal (dē′pärt-mĕn′tl) adj.
de′part·men′tal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.departmental - of or relating to a department; "departmental policy"
إداري، خاص بإدارَة مَصْلَحَه


A. ADJdepartamental
B. CPD departmental head Njefe m de departamento/sección
departmental policy Npolítica f del departamento


[ˌdiːpɑːrtˈmɛntəl] adj
(in university)du département; (in school)de la section
(in government)du ministère; (in US politics)du département
(in company) departmental manager → chef mf de service
(in shop) departmental manager → chef mf de rayonDepartment for Education and Employment n (British)ministère m de l'Éducation et du TravailDepartment of Defense n (US)ministère m de la Défense nationaleDepartment of Health nministère m de la SantéDepartment of State n (US)Département m d'ÉtatDepartment of the Environment n (British) ministère de l'EnvironnementDepartment of the Navy n (US) the Department of the Navy → le ministère de la Marinedepartment store ngrand magasin m


adjAbteilungs-; (Sch, Univ) → Fachbereichs-; (in civil service) committeedes Ressorts; departmental managerAbteilungsleiter(in) m(f); departmental head (Sch, Univ) → Fachbereichsleiter(in) m(f); the minister’s new departmental responsibilitiesdas neue Ressort des Ministers; the money for departmental budgetsdas Geld für die Haushalte der einzelnen Abteilungen


[ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntl] adj (meeting) → di sezione
departmental manager → caporeparto m/f


(diˈpaːtmənt) noun
a part or section of a government, university, office or shop. The Department of Justice; the sales department.
ˌdepartˈmental adjective
a departmental manager.
department store
a large shop with many different departments selling a wide variety of goods.

department (not departmental) store.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, neither of them could possibly have known that there was anything more valuable than the ordinary departmental papers in my despatch-box.
Besides the members of the Cabinet there are two, or possibly three, departmental officials who know of the letter.
For Chief Inspector Heat was a kind man, an excellent husband, a devoted father; and the public and departmental confidence he enjoyed acting favourably upon an amiable nature, disposed him to feel friendly towards the successive Assistant Commissioners he had seen pass through that very room.
These are good Departmental drugs - quinine and so on.
KARACHI -- Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar paid a surprise visit to different department of KMC on Friday morning and expressed annoyance on the absence of many departmental heads, officers and other employees.
KARACHI -- Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar paid a surprise visit to different departments of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Friday to check the attendance and expressed annoyance over the absence of many departmental heads, officers and other employees.
KARACHI -- All departmental heads of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation have been asked to ensure punctuality in office timings and discipline.
He further told the court trial court acquitted the accused persons because departmental inquiry was held against them.
Tenders are invited for Printing Tally sheet / format printing tally sheet /format -size a3, paper 60 gsm century, printing in one colour on one side, design of item-as per departmental design.
USPRwire, Tue Jul 28 2015] Global Departmental PACS market by Product (Radiology PACS and Cardiology PACS), by Component (Services, Software, and Hardware), by Deployment (Web-based, On-premise, and Cloud-based), and by End User (Hospitals, Laboratories, and Physicians) - Global Forecasts to 2019
PESHAWAR -- The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani has dismissed DSP Bisham from service in light of the departmental inquiry report against him with immediate effect.

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