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An example use of department in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… the frozen foods department of grocery …”
Department is a group of people who are part of a larger organization and work together in a particular area.
the word department occurs in english on average 73.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that department can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) transport and travel;