The formal faculty group, together with its support staff, responsible for instruction in a general subject area.

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1. Act of departing; departure. "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 instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.

5. A territorial division; a district; especially, 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.

Origin: F. Departement, fr. Departir.

(01 Mar 1998)

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