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  1. control experiment an experiment designed to control for variables affecting the results of another experiment
  2. editorial department the department of a publishing business that edits material for publication
  3. Interior Department the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
  4. federal department a department of the federal government of the United States
  5. payroll department the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
  6. anthropology department the academic department responsible for teaching and research in anthropology
  7. counterbombardment bombardment intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
  8. Commerce Department the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  9. history department the academic department responsible for teaching history
  10. Energy Department the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
  11. controlled substance a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
  12. sanitation department the department of local government responsible for collecting and disposing of garbage
  13. intradepartmental within a department
  14. chemistry department the academic department responsible for teaching and research in chemistry
  15. economics department the academic department responsible for teaching and research in economics
  16. interdepartmental between or among departments
  17. studio apartment an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
  18. control operation an operation that controls the recording or processing or transmission of interpretation of data
  19. fire department the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
  20. personnel department the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management