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English definition of “departure”

departure

noun [C] (CHANGE)    /dɪˈpɑː.tʃər/ US  /-ˈpɑːr.tʃɚ/
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 shop .Change and changes
(Definition of departure noun (CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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