- a large shop divided into departments selling a great many kinds of goods
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deˈpart•ment ˌstore, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Businessa large store that sells a variety of goods organized by departments.
a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes.
- 1885–90, American.
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department store n
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