Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A division for a distinct purpose.

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Usage examples "department":

  1. If no letter was received within two weeks I was to accept it as granted that nothing could be done for them in that department. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  2. My opportunities for observation in this department were better than in, perhaps, any other, as the friend under whose direction I commenced my medical studies, enjoyed a high reputation as a surgeon. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. Was there no department in which the men were masters? - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.