a major subdivision of the administration of a governmentHe worked in the sales department.
a specialized sphere of activity(informal) Sorry, I don't know – that's not my department.
She was involved in every area of the project.
What was your father's line of business?
I'm glad it's not my responsibility to be their guardian.
The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.
Opera remained largely the province of the aristocracy.
the sphere of international politics
the realm of politics
the great experimenters in the domain of art
an administrative division in several countries, such as FranceThe plan to establish central German administrative departments.
a remote mountain region
the large number of community groups in the area
Officers were going to retake sectors of the city.
I drove around the business district.
The area has been declared a disaster zone.
the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost province
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in the sense of branch
one of a number of shops, offices, or groups that belongs to a central organizationThe local branch is handling the accounts.
in the sense of bureau
an office or agency, esp. one providing services for the publicthe paper's Washington bureau
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