Meaning of “departure” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /dɪˈpɑːtʃər/
Extra Examples
Can you delay your departure until next week?We met in the departure lounge of Stansted airport.Flights should be confirmed 48 hours before departure.His departure was seen by many as an admission of guilt.I've just heard about the impending departure of our chairman.

B1 the act of leaving a place, especially to start a journey to another place:

the departure of flight BA117
This fare is valid for weekday departures from Manchester.

a change from what is expected, or from what has happened before:

This film is a major departure from his previous work.

(Definition of “departure” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)