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dept
 
abbreviation for
department

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dept.
abbreviation of department, attested from 1869.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dept.
  1. department

  2. deputy

DEPT
department
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Example sentences
Our water dept says that oil and grease are the hardest to get out of the drinking water.
Actually, the dept and college were both unanimous in favour, as expected.
Most recently it landed me in the emergency dept only to be told they don't know what the problem is and nothing can be done.
They had an entire dept dedicated to parapsychology research.
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