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English definition of “retirement”

retirement

noun [C, U]
 
 
/rɪˈtaɪəmənt/
STOP WORKING B2 the time at which you leave your job and stop working, usually because you are old: He's taking early retirement.Retiring and resigning from work
TIME B2 the period of your life after you have stopped working: We wish you a long and happy retirement.Retiring and resigning from work
(Definition of retirement from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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