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    Section, Unit, Department

    Dear Sirs,
    As title. What is the different about "section", "unit" and "department"?
    more detail will be better. thanks a lot!

    A newbie

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    Re: Section, Unit, Department

    Hi Daniel, and welcome.

    It will simply depend on how the person using these words defines them.

    In some companies, a section will be larger than a department, and a department may have several units. Or there my be a unit with a couple departments, each of which has multiple sections.

    These words all simply refer to groups that together make up a whole, but there is no defined order of hierarchy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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