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departure

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈpɑː.tʃər/  us   /-ˈpɑːr.tʃɚ/

departure noun [C] (LEAVING)

B1 the fact of a person or vehicle, etc. leaving somewhere: There are several departures (= buses, trains, or aircraft leaving) for Paris every day. Our departure was delayed because of bad weather. departure time the act of leaving a job: Everyone in the office was surprised by Graham's sudden departure.
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departure noun [C] (CHANGE)

a change from what is expected, or from what has happened before: There can be no departure from the rules. Selling men's clothing is a new departure for the store.
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