defection Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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defectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈfek.ʃən/
the ​act of ​leaving a ​country, ​politicalparty, etc. to go to another one: Over the ​years there were hundreds of defections to the ​West/defections from the ​East. Recent ​changes in ​policy have ​resulted in large-scale defection from the ​party.
(Definition of defection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defection”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)脱离, 退出, 叛逃(国家或政党等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)脫離, 退出, 叛逃(國家或政黨等)…
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