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department/dɪˈpɑɚtmənt/noun
pluraldepartments
department
/dɪˈpɑɚtmənt/
noun
pluraldepartments
Learner's definition of DEPARTMENT  
[count]
: one of the major parts of a company, organization, government, or school— abbreviation dept.
— see also fire department
: an area in a store where a particular kind of product is sold
informal 
: a subject or activity that a person is interested in or responsible for
   b often humorous — used to say that someone or something has or does not have a particular quality

— departmental

/dɪˌpɑɚtˈmɛntl̟/adjective
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