Meaning of DEPARTURE in English

DEPARTURE

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Departure or a ~ is the act of going away from somewhere.

...the President’s ~ for Helsinki...

They hoped this would lead to the ~ of all foreign forces from the country...

The airline has more than 90 scheduled ~s from here every day.

? arrival

N-VAR: oft with poss

2.

The ~ of a person from a job, or a member from an organization, is their act of leaving it or being forced to leave it. (FORMAL)

This would inevitably involve his ~ from the post of Prime Minister...

N-VAR: with poss, oft N from n

3.

If someone does something different or unusual, you can refer to their action as a ~.

Taylor announced another ~ from practice in that England will train at Wembley...

= deviation

N-COUNT: oft N from n

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