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Departments in companies and organizations

acquisitions

noun

the department in a company that is responsible for taking over other businesses

arm

noun

a part of an organization that deals with a particular subject or activity

back office

noun

a department of a bank or other financial institution in which people check the work done by people in other departments, for example to make sure that all business deals are legal

branch

noun

a shop or office representing a large company or organization in a particular area

branch

noun

a department that performs a particular job or has a particular responsibility: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

customer services

noun

the department of a company that provides customers with information and deals with any problems or complaints that they have

department

noun

one of the sections in a government, organization, or business that deals with one type of work

departmental

adjective

involving one department of a large organization

desk

noun

a particular department of an organization such as a television or radio company or a newspaper

division

noun

one of the parts into which a large organization is divided

divisional

adjective

relating to a division of an organization

food chain

noun

a series of positions in an organization, with each one more important than the one before

help desk

noun

a service provided by a company to give information and support to its customers

HR

noun

human resources

human resources

noun

the department within a company that is responsible for employing and training people, and for looking after workers who have problems

interdepartmental

adjective

involving people from different departments within an organization or institution

mailroom

noun

a room in an organization where post is received and where it is prepared for sending out

nerve centre

noun

the centre of a business, or a political or other big organization, where decisions are made and activities are planned and directed

organ

noun

a part of an organization that is responsible for doing a particular job

personnel

noun

the department in an organization that is responsible for looking after and keeping records of all the people working there, and for choosing new workers

press office

noun

a department of a government or other organization that is responsible for dealing with journalists

R & D

noun

research and development: the department in a large company that is responsible for studying new ideas and developing new products

sale

noun

the department of a company that sells its products or services

secretariat

noun

the part of a large organization in which secretarial work is done

section

noun

a part of an organization

security

noun

the department within an organization that protects buildings and workers

studio

noun

a place in a company where new products are designed

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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