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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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