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English definition of “departure”

departure

noun [C, U]     /dɪˈpɑːtʃər/
LEAVING 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.Arrivals and departures
CHANGE a change from what is expected, or from what has happened before: This film is a major departure from his previous work.Change and changes
(Definition of departure noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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