Meaning of DEPARTURE in English
/ dɪˈpɑːtʃə(r); NAmE -ˈpɑːrt-/ noun
[ C , U ] departure (from ... ) the act of leaving a place; an example of this :
His sudden departure threw the office into chaos.
Flights should be confirmed 48 hours before departure.
They had received no news of him since his departure from the island.
[ C ] a plane, train, etc. leaving a place at a particular time :
arrivals and departures
All departures are from Manchester.
the departure lounge / time / gate
the departures board
[ C ] departure (from sth) an action that is different from what is usual or expected :
It was a radical departure from tradition.
Their latest single represents a new departure for the band.
see point noun
late Middle English : from Old French departeure , from the verb departir , based on Latin dispertire to divide.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005