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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.
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Adj.1.departmental - of or relating to a department; "departmental policy"
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A. ADJdepartamental
B. CPD departmental head Njefe m de departamento/sección
departmental policy Npolítica f del departamento
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[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
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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
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[ˌdiːpɑːtˈmɛntl] adj (meeting) → di sezione
departmental manager → caporeparto m/f
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(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.
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His instinct for story-telling in verse and prose had showed itself from his boyhood, but his first significant appearance in print was in 1886, with a volume of poems later included among the 'Departmental Ditties.' 'Plain Tales from the Hills' in prose, and other works, followed in rapid succession and won him enthusiastic recognition.
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.
The Department of the Seine employed 31 of the 73 departmental inspectors in place by 1891 and also created the precedent for appointing women inspectors.
While the establishment of a performance standard can be requested by many interested parties, such requests normally come from the departmental supervisor.
LAHORE -- Employees of the Lahore High Court have demanded that the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) fill 75pc of the posts of assistants (BS-17) strictly under the rules.
ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) has made progress on long standing issues of promotions and Member Administration conducted first meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) on Wednesday.
Two traffic wardens challenged in the Lahore High Court a departmental inquiry launched against them by a DSP for not giving the latter protocol during his visit.
He said the academic council which comprised 17 members gave final approval to the proposals and recommendations forwarded by departmental and faculty council.

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