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resignation

noun  /ˌrez·ɪɡˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  

resignation noun (LEAVING POSITION)

[C/U] the act of leaving a job or position and making a statement that you are doing this: [U] a letter of resignation [C] Protesters took to the streets in massive numbers to demand the president's resignation.

resignation noun (ACCEPTING DIFFICULTY)

[U] the attitude of accepting something unpleasant because you cannot change it: She received the disappointing news with resignation.
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