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English definition of “parting”


noun     /ˈpɑːtɪŋ/
SEPARATION [C, U] formal separation from someone, often for a long time : The pain of parting gradually lessened over the years .Ending relationships and divorce
HAIR [C] UK (US part) the line on your head made by brushing your hair in two different directions Hairstyles
(Definition of parting noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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