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resignationnoun

 us   /ˌrez·ɪɡˈneɪ·ʃən/
  • resignation noun (LEAVING POSITION)

[C/U] the ​act of ​leaving a ​job or ​position and making a ​statement that you are doing this: [U] a ​letter of resignation [C] Protesters took to the ​streets in ​massivenumbers to ​demand the president's resignation.
  • resignation noun (ACCEPTING DIFFICULTY)

[U] the ​attitude of ​accepting something ​unpleasant because you cannot ​change it: She ​received the ​disappointingnews with resignation.
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"resignation" in British English

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resignationnoun

uk   us   /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/
  • resignation noun (JOB)

C2 [C or U] the ​act of ​tellingyouremployer that you are ​leavingyourjob: There have been ​calls for his resignation. I handed in/gave in/​sent in my resignation this ​morning.

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(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resignation" in Business English

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resignationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌrezɪɡˈneɪʃən/
HR, WORKPLACE the ​act of telling your ​employer that you have decided to ​leave your ​job: give in/hand in/offer your resignation I ​resolved to ​hand in my resignation on Tuesday. accept sb's resignation If you say you're ​leaving, I won't ​accept your resignation. The ​cutstriggered a wave of resignations. a resignation ​letter/​letter of resignation
[U] the ​feeling of having to ​accept something that you do not like because you cannot easily ​change it: An ​experiencedinvestor would ​accept these ​minor disappointments with resignation.
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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