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English definition of “defection”

defection

noun [C or U]     /dɪˈfek.ʃən/
the act of leaving a country , political party , etc. to go to another one: Over the years there were hundreds of defections to the West /defections from the East . Recent changes in policy have resulted in large-scale defection from the party .Running away and escaping
(Definition of defection noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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