department store vs. shopping centre

  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English

    Could you, please, tell me if department store and shopping centre are one and the same please?
    Thank you!
    No, they are not. A department store is just a large store (often belonging to a store chain) with many departments, selling many types of goods. A shopping centre is a large complex containing many stores (some of which may be department stores).
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