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"dismissal" in British English

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uk   us   /dɪˈsmɪs.əl/

dismissal noun (FROM JOB)

C1 [C or U] the ​situation in which an ​employerofficially makes someone ​leavetheirjob: unfair/​wrongful dismissal

dismissal noun (OF IDEA, ETC.)

C1 [U] a ​decision that someone or something is not ​important
(Definition of dismissal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dismissal" in American English

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dismissalnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪsˈmɪs·əl/
a ​decision that something or someone is not ​important and not ​worthconsidering: The ​lawyer is ​seeking a dismissal of the ​charges against his ​client.
(Definition of dismissal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dismissal" in Business English

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dismissalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsmɪsəl/
HR, WORKPLACE an ​act of ​officiallyremoving an ​employee from their ​job: Agency ​officials said the dismissals had been over ​performance, not ​politics, as critics have ​charged.dismissal for sth The ​solicitorrefused to discuss Hanley's dismissal for '​fundamentalbreaches of ​contract'.dismissal of sb About 1,800 coal ​minersstarted an indefinite ​strike to ​protest the dismissal of 97 ​workers. Grounds for dismissal are ​misconduct, ​failure to ​perform, and ​incompetence.
LAW an ​act by a ​judge of ​formallystopping a ​trial in a ​court of ​law: dismissal of the ​case/​charges/​lawsuit
a ​statement that something or someone is not important and not ​worth considering: The ​chiefexecutive gave an outright dismissal ofreports that the ​company is facing ​financial difficulties.
(Definition of dismissal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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