Meaning of “departure” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /dɪˈpɑːtʃər/

B1 the act of leaving a place, especially to start a journey to another place:

the departure of flight BA117
This fare is valid for weekday departures from Manchester.

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a change from what is expected, or from what has happened before:

This film is a major departure from his previous work.

(Definition of “departure” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)