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"resignation" in British English

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resignationnoun

uk   /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/
  • resignation noun (JOB)

C2 [C or U] the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job: There have been calls for his resignation. I handed in/gave in/sent in my resignation this morning.

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

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resignationnoun

us   /ˌrez·ɪɡˈneɪ·ʃən/
  • resignation noun (LEAVING POSITION)

[C/U] the act of leaving a job or position and making a statement that you are doing this: [U] a letter of resignation [C] Protesters took to the streets in massive numbers to demand the president's resignation.
  • resignation noun (ACCEPTING DIFFICULTY)

[U] the attitude of accepting something unpleasant because you cannot change it: She received the disappointing news with resignation.
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"resignation" in Business English

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resignationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌrezɪɡˈneɪʃən/ us  
HR, WORKPLACE the act of telling your employer that you have decided to leave your job: give in/hand in/offer your resignation I resolved to hand in my resignation on Tuesday. accept sb's resignation If you say you're leaving, I won't accept your resignation. The cuts triggered a wave of resignations. a resignation letter/letter of resignation
[U] the feeling of having to accept something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: An experienced investor would accept these minor disappointments with resignation.
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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