department

noun
1 of a government
ADJECTIVE
federal, government, state
Education Department, Health Department, etc.
fire, police (both AmE)

The Tokyo police department is clamping down on organized crime.

DEPARTMENT + NOUN
official, spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman
personnel (AmE), staff
PREPOSITION
department for

the Department for Transport (in the UK)

department of

the Department of Transportation (in the US)

2 of an organization
ADJECTIVE
accident and emergency (BrE), casualty (BrE), emergency (AmE), hospital, outpatient
design, finance, HR, legal, marketing, personnel, planning, publicity, sales, etc.
biology, English, science, etc.
VERB + DEPARTMENT
head, manage, run

Staff criticized the way the history department was run.

join

A new member of staff has joined the department.

create, establish
contact

Contact our sales department for more information.

DEPARTMENT + NOUN
chair (esp. AmE), coordinator, head, manager
member (esp. AmE), staff
PREPOSITION
in a/the department

Complaints are dealt with in a different department.

within a/the department

to gain promotion within the department

department of

the Department of Planning

PHRASES
the head of a/the department, the head of department
a member of a/the department

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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