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defection

noun [C or U] uk   us   /dɪˈfek.ʃən/
the act of leaving a country, political party, etc. to go to another one: Over the years there were hundreds of defections to the West/defections from the East. Recent changes in policy have resulted in large-scale defection from the party.
Translations of “defection”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)脫離, 退出, 叛逃(國家或政黨等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)脱离, 退出, 叛逃(国家或政党等)…
(Definition of defection from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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