departure


departure
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1) N-VAR: oft with poss Departure or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.

...the President's departure for Helsinki...

They hoped this would lead to the departure of all foreign forces from the country...

The airline has more than 90 scheduled departures from here every day.

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2) N-VAR: with poss, oft N from n The departure of a person from a job, or a member from an organization, is their act of leaving it or being forced to leave it. [FORMAL]

This would inevitably involve his departure from the post of Prime Minister.

...the republic's departure from the Yugoslav federation.

3) N-COUNT: oft N from n If someone does something different or unusual, you can refer to their action as a departure.

Taylor announced another departure from practice in that England will train at Wembley...

Now she's written a novel which is not a mystery and is a considerable departure from her previous work.

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