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resignation

noun uk   /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  

resignation noun (JOB)

C2 [C or U] the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job: There have been calls for his resignation. I handed in/gave in/sent in my resignation this morning.
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resignation noun (ACCEPTING)

C2 [U] a sad feeling of accepting something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: They received the news with resignation.
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