Translation of department in Spanish:

department

sección, n.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːtm(ə)nt//dəˈpɑrtmənt/

noun

  • 1

    • In the rhythm department bassist Jeff Halsey was unflappable and clearly has much to offer.
    • I think Lyn needs to take a long look in the mirror before proclaiming herself an expert in this department.
    • Political power and share in authority does affect every department and aspect of life.
    • And the Aussies, the world's sledging experts, reckon he is a soft touch in that department.
    • And if you think that a car with no metal chassis has to be suspect in the strength department think again.
    • Ponting himself is relishing the responsibility because he has had a chequered past in that department.
    • 1.1(of shop, store)

      sección feminine
      • There was a department of Indian Theatre in the university through which I used to act.
      • I work in a department of about 150 people for the University of California, Davis.
      • I am involved in a research project of the department of sociology at the University of Surrey.
      • The matter has now been handed over to the environmental department of the City Council.
      • Bilateral meetings between the Department of Finance and the other departments will begin next month.
      • The scheme is based on a proposal by the University of Paisley's department of economics.
      • They came from five departments of the University of Vienna and one department of the University of Salzburg.
      • Neil Hewitt, who works in the housing department of Medway council in Kent, is hoping to train as an inspector.
      • How is it that the drama department of the University has achieved such distinguished output?
      • The website has been developed by the Arts department of Sligo County Council.
      • He said he plans to lodge a formal complaint with the legal department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
      • He was appointed a research fellow in the University of Toronto's department of surgery in 1950.
      • At the time, he was enrolled in the law department of the prestigious University of Tokyo.
      • The Mayor said he had been briefed on the case by the housing department of Kerry County Council.
      • Pak Zen was a graduate from the department of library science at the University of Indonesia.
      • This door in the terraced row led to the history department of the university, or at least the offices for the staff.
      • The University of Aruba has departments of law and business administration.
      • The study was conducted at the emergency department of a university hospital.
      • He left to join the finance department of Monklands Council, and found himself drawn into trade union work.
      • He ran a post office and now works in the education department of Rochdale council.

    • 1.2(of company, organization)

      departamento masculine
      sección feminine

  • 2

    • 2.1Politics
      (in US)

      ministerio masculine
      secretaría feminine Mexico
      the Department of Education el Ministerio de Educación
      • the Department of Defense la Secretaría de Defensa
      • the Department of State el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano)
      • the State Department el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano)
      • The occupation of the north-eastern departments of France throughout the war also helped to prolong this consensus.
      • The departments into which France was then divided remained unmodified until the twentieth century.
      • Federal departments in France, Germany, China, and even the US have adopted Linux servers.
      • The country is divided into six departments containing eighty-four districts.
      • The Prime Minister does not have a department to administer and this freedom gives him the opportunity to take a broad view.

    • 2.2(US)

      the police/fire department el cuerpo de policía/bomberos

  • 3

    School University
    departamento masculine
    the Latin/history department el departamento de latín/historia
  • 4informal

    (area of competence, responsibility)
    cooking is my husband's department la cocina es cosa de mi marido
    • sewing? I'm not much good in that department ¿coser? yo no soy muy buena en ese terreno
  • 5

    Geography Administration
    (in France etc)
    departamento masculine