Meaning of “exodus” in the English Dictionary

"exodus" in British English

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exodusnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈek.sə.dəs/ us /ˈek.sə.dəs/

Exodusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈek.sə.dəs/ us /ˈek.sə.dəs/

the second book of the Bible telling of Moses and the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt

(Definition of “exodus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exodus" in American English

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exodusnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈek·sə·dəs/

the movement of a lot of people from a place at the same time:

The hurricane warning caused a mass exodus.

(Definition of “exodus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exodus" in Business English

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exodusnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈeksədəs/ us

the movement of a lot of people or things away from a place:

an exodus of sth Trade unions are concerned by the exodus of jobs overseas.
an exodus from sth There has been a mass exodus of workers from the villages to the towns.
an exodus to sth There was an exodus of IT staff to internet startup companies.

(Definition of “exodus” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)