Definition of 'department'
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Ministers in four government departments are pushing the message while on overseas trips. The Sun (2016)The department also weakened the curbs it did introduce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is leading an independent review of race in the workplace for the business department. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were almost 9,000 data breaches by the largest government departments last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The planning process for fracking is impossibly bureaucratic, with a regulatory system that encompasses local councils and national government departments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The suppliers will be expected to provide a wide range of desktop services across different government departments with requirements for more than 1,500 staff. Computing (2010)Meanwhile, which Government department pays staff the highest salaries? The Sun (2016) Government departments must share information about their respective evaluation of complete or partial open-source proposals, and regularly assess product maturity. Computing (2010)Other areas to watch out for include an increase in efficiency savings expected from government departments to 25 per cent from 20 per cent. Computing (2010)It is a travesty that the government department responsible for integration recently spent more in a year promoting the Cornish language than it did promoting English. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The idea has received initial support from at least one government department and industry bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The department has also been accused of failing to control illegal immigration. The Sun (2006)The department was concerned to establish whether its investment in science and technology was paying off. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)The great bulk of absenteeism is in one department. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)The committee also said that departments took too long to answer calls. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The department is concerned that club deals could artificially hold down prices in auctions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He lived off that one department store. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)Other government departments also recognise the value that third sector organisations can bring. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Each academic department also provides careers advice tailored to programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it made clear that much of the work was to help other government departments and the wider public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It cross references claims against data in other government departments as well as credit information to determine if a claim is genuine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then its product or business unit control departments test the traders' pricing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is understood to have presented his plan to civil servants at the business department on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Online energy meters will show the public how much power each Government department is using. The Sun (2010)The sciences have grown strength and the biological sciences department is one the university's largest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is that a government department? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Although some academy chains have done well, a small number have less convincing results and have caused concern within the department. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many of the significant risks facing big businesses and government departments are procurement issues, from global shortages to ethical purchasing and environmental impact. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Health and Education departments were turned inside out regularly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Millions more were paid at the Business and Education departments. The Sun (2015)And the proposals are already facing strong opposition from the Business and Education departments. The Sun (2013)October 2003, the department raised concerns about the conduct of senior management at the company. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What they hope they'll find will make a retired Edinburgh professor who still hangs around the physics department very happy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To perform these tasks effectively, while contributing to the general activity of the department, requires staff of very high calibre. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)
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Translations for 'department'
British English: department /dɪˈpɑːtmənt/ NOUN
A department is one of the sections of a large shop or organization such as a university.
...the store's cosmetics department.
- American English: department
- Arabic: قِسْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: departamento
- Chinese: 部门
- Croatian: odjel
- Czech: oddělení
- Danish: afdeling
- Dutch: afdeling
- European Spanish: departamento
- Finnish: osasto
- French: service entité organisationnelle
- German: Abteilung
- Greek: τμήμα
- Italian: reparto
- Japanese: 部門
- Korean: 부
- Norwegian: avdeling
- Polish: dział
- European Portuguese: departamento
- Romanian: departament
- Russian: отдел
- Spanish: departamento
- Swedish: avdelning
- Thai: แผนก
- Turkish: bölüm idari
- Ukrainian: відділ
- Vietnamese: phòng ban
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