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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·part·ment /dɪˈpɑrtmənt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 部門 DEPT

From: Network Terminology

 部 部門 系

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·part·ment n.
 1. Act of departing; departure. [Obs.]
    Sudden departments from one extreme to another.   --Wotton.
 2. A part, portion, or subdivision.
 3. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
    Superior to Pope in Pope's own peculiar department of literature.   --Macaulay.
 4. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
 5. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.
 6. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find
           it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the
           historical section of the Treasury" [syn: section]
      2: the territorial and administrative division of some
         countries (such as France)
      3: a specialized sphere of knowledge; "baking is not my
         department"; "his work established a new department of