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"departure" in British English

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departurenoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈpɑː.tʃər/  us   /-ˈpɑːr.tʃɚ/

departure noun [C] (LEAVING)

B1 the ​fact of a ​person or ​vehicle, etc. ​leavingsomewhere: There are several departures (= ​buses, ​trains, or ​aircraftleaving) for Paris every ​day. Our departure was ​delayed because of ​badweather. departure ​time the ​act of ​leaving a ​job: Everyone in the ​office was ​surprised by Graham's ​sudden departure.
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departure noun [C] (CHANGE)

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 ​store.
(Definition of departure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"departure" in American English

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departurenoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈpɑr·tʃər/
the ​act of ​leaving a ​place, ​job, etc., or an ​occasion when this ​happens: [U] Departure is ​scheduled for 2 p.m. [C] Our departure was ​delayed because of ​badweather. A departure from ​usualbehavior is a ​change in the way you do something: [C] His departure from his ​usualoptimismstartled his ​staff.
(Definition of departure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /dɪˈpɑːtʃər/
[C or U] the ​act of ​leaving a ​company or a ​job: The ​currentfinancedirector will ​retire, but she has set no ​date for her departure.a sudden/surprise/unexpected departure The ​group made ​changes in ​accountingpoliciesfollowing the sudden departure of the ​executivechairman.
[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 ​flighttimes 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 ​careerstartingsoftwarecompanies. The ​rule did not ​represent any departure fromcurrentimmigrationlaws
(Definition of departure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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