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Main Entry: de·part·ment
Pronunciation: di-primarystresspärt-mschwant
Function: noun
1 : a distinct area of interest or activity <taking care of the cat is not my department>
2 a : a major administrative division of a government or business b : a major territorial administrative division c : a division of a college or school giving instruction in a particular subject d : a section of a department store
- de·part·men·tal /di-secondarystresspärt-primarystressment-schwal, secondarystressdemacron-/ adjective
- de·part·men·tal·ly /-schwal-emacron/ adverb

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