Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun department

3 senses of department

Sense 1
department, section -- (a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury")
       => division -- (an administrative unit in government or business)

Sense 2
department -- (the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France))
       => administrative district, administrative division, territorial division -- (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Sense 3
department -- (a specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my department"; "his work established a new department of literature")
       => sector, sphere -- (a particular aspect of life or activity; "he was helpless in an important sector of his life")

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