Meaning of ABANDONMENT in English

ABANDONMENT

/ əˈbændənmənt; NAmE / noun [ U ] ( formal )

1.

the act of leaving a person, thing or place with no intention of returning

2.

the act of giving up an idea or stopping an activity with no intention of returning to it :

the government's abandonment of its new economic policy

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