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de·part·ment

department

 
 
pronunciation:
dih part mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a separate part of a large organization, such as a government, school, or business.
The camera department is on the third floor of the store.He teaches in the history department at the college.
synonyms:
division
similar words:
agency, branch, bureau, section
derivations: departmental (adj.), departmentally (adv.)
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The word department contains the following part:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.