The definition of a department is a specific division, building, organization or field of knowledge.(noun)
An example of a department is a faculty group, building and program dedicated to the subject of English in a college.
See department in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr departement < departir: see depart
See department in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French département
Origin: , from Old French, separation
Origin: , from departir, to divide; see depart.
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