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departure

noun [C] (LEAVING)    /dɪˈpɑː.tʃər/ US  /-ˈpɑːr.tʃɚ/
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 timeArrivals and departures the act of leaving a job: Everyone in the office was surprised by Graham's sudden departure.Retiring and resigning from work
(Definition of departure noun (LEAVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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