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English definition of “parting”

parting

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪŋ/
done while leaving or separating: a parting glance/remark
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Departing

parting

noun uk   /ˈpɑː.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪŋ/

parting noun (SEPARATION)

[C or U] a time when you are separated from another person, often for a long time: They'd had an amicable parting. The pain of parting had lessened over the years.Ending relationships and divorce

parting noun (HAIR)

[C] UK (US part) a line on someone's head made by brushing the hair in two different directions: a centre/side partingHairstyles
(Definition of parting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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