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English definition of “dismissal”


noun     /dɪˈsmɪsəl/
IDEA [U] the act of refusing to consider an idea or opinion Refusing and rejectingTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
JOB [C, U] an occasion when an employer officially makes someone leave their job Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of dismissal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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