department department  /dɪ ˈpɑrt mənt/


  1. (n) a specialized division of a large organization
  2. (n) the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
  3. (n) a specialized sphere of knowledge


  1. NYPD Confidential author Leonard Levitt talks about corruption and misconduct in the nation's largest police department.
  2. MOST major department stores are dominated by family dynastiesMacy's, Gimbels, Neiman-Marcus, Atlanta's Rich's.
  3. In short order, he was assigned to work on the department's response to the housing crisis, during which time he grew close to Paulson.


  1. Labor department launches delinquent payment program

    UPPER DARBY — Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway said her department rolled out a new program at the beginning of this month to help people get a clean slate with delinquent payments.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

  2. Department of Transportation celebrating 100th anniversary

    HELENA — The Montana Department of Transportation this week begins celebrating its 100th anniversary as the state agency that oversees the construction and maintenance of the highways and bridges that connect communities here.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ravalli Republic

  3. Department for Work & Pensions: New Video Celebrates Role of Both Parents in Separated Families

    Department for Work & Pensions
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "In the last six months, AIG has received substantial sums from the US Treasury," Obama said. "And I've asked [the Treasury Department] to use that leverage and pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses and make the American...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Salon

  2. "Speaking for the Department of Defense, once the commander in chief makes his decisions, we will salute and execute those decisions faithfully and to the best of our ability," Mr. Gates said to the annual gathering of the Association of the...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "These appalling assaults on members of our own State Department family are, sadly, part of a growing tragedy besetting many communities in Mexico," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement Sunday night. "They underscore the...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN

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tangible tangible
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