department

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. part, section, division; service, agency, bureau; sphere, domain, jurisdiction, business, concern; region.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The field of one's activity]
Syn. jurisdiction, activity, interest, occupation, province, bureau, incumbency, business, capacity, dominion, administration, sphere, appointed sphere, sphere of duty, station, function, office, walk of life, avocation, vocation, specialty, field, duty, assignment, bailiwick, berth, niche, spot*; see also job 1 .
2. [An organized subdivision]
Syn. section, office, bureau, division, branch, unit, district, precinct, tract, range, quarter, area, arena, corps, agency, board, commission, administration, circuit, territory, canton, Parish, shire, constituency, commune, ward, geographical division, regional authority, district office, force, staff, beat*; see also authority 3 , branch 1 , committee , division 2 , 5 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
division, section, office, branch, unit, subdivision, bureau, sector, district, precinct.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A component of government that performs a given function: agency, arm, branch, division, organ, wing. See PART. 2. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, circle, domain, field, orbit, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , (especially a territorial division), / , , , , , / , , (of a subject or notion)


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