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1. department

noun. ['dɪˈpɑːrtmənt'] a specialized division of a large organization.

Synonyms

  • personnel office
  • government department
  • personnel
  • payroll
  • business department
  • staff office
  • security
  • security department
  • payroll department
  • academic department
  • division
  • section

Antonyms

  • danger
  • diffidence
  • fear
  • Cryptogamia

Etymology

  • département (French)

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Rhymes with Department

  • compartment
  • apartment

How do you pronounce department?

Pronounce department as dɪˈpɑrtmənt.

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Sentences with department


1. Noun, singular or mass
The president appoints many officials: high ranking military members, ambassadors, department heads and federal judges.

Quotes about department


1. My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding.
- Carl Hiaasen

2. All I know is movies; I went to school, but movies are my reference point for everything. I figured I'd have to P.A. or intern in the art department. Because the filmmaking process is so many people creating to make one piece of magic, so I've always wanted to be involved. With the acting, I doubted it.
- Jordan Ladd

3. I’m so shy that if you played “Guess The Mannequin” with me and two mannequins, you’d pick me, because I’m the quiet one. Still, it’s important for me to get out and meet people, even if that means hanging around department stores wearing the latest fashions.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. department

noun. ['dɪˈpɑːrtmənt'] a specialized sphere of knowledge.

Synonyms

  • sector

Antonyms

  • listed security
  • insecurity

Etymology

  • département (French)

3. department

noun. ['dɪˈpɑːrtmənt'] the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).

Synonyms

  • state
  • administrative division
  • land
  • administrative district
  • country

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning

Etymology

  • département (French)
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