Meaning of DEPARTURE in English


/di pahr"cheuhr/ , n.

1. an act or instance of departing: the time of departure; a hasty departure.

2. divergence or deviation, as from a standard, rule, etc.: a departure from accepted teaching methods.

3. Navig.

a. the distance due east or west traveled by a vessel or aircraft.

b. See point of departure .

4. Survey. the length of the projection, on the east-west reference line, of a survey line.

5. Archaic. death.

[ 1375-1425; late ME departëure; cf. AF departir (n. use of inf.). See DEPART, -URE ]

Syn. 1. leaving, going, exit, leave-taking.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .