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departure

noun
 
 
/dɪˈpɑːtʃər/
[C or U] the act of leaving a company or a job: The current finance director will retire, but she has set no date for her departure.a sudden/surprise/unexpected departure The group made changes in accounting policies following the sudden departure of the executive chairman.
[C or U] the act of leaving a place, or a flight, train, etc. that is leaving a place at a particular time: He had arranged a meeting for the morning before his departure for Singapore. Check our website for the flight times for departures from Bristol airport.departure desk/gate/terminal He had arranged to pick up the tickets at the airport departure desk.
[S] a change in what is usually done or how something is usually done: The restaurant is a departure for Fabbio who has spent his career starting software companies. The rule did not represent any departure from current immigration laws
(Definition of departure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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