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English definition of “departure”

departure

noun [C/U]    /dɪˈpɑr·tʃər/
the act of leaving a place, job, etc., or an occasion when this happens: [U] Departure is scheduled for 2 p.m. [C] Our departure was delayed because of bad weather. A departure from usual behavior is a change in the way you do something: [C] His departure from his usual optimism startled his staff.
(Definition of departure noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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