departure


departure
de|par|ture
W3 [dıˈpa:tʃə US -ˈpa:rtʃər] n
1.) [U and C]
an act of leaving a place, especially at the start of a journey
≠ ↑arrival departure for
I saw Simon shortly before his departure for Russia.
departure of
There was a delay in the departure of our plane.
departure from
Mozart's departure from Paris in September 1778
2.) [U and C]
an act of leaving an organization or position
departure from
He refused to discuss his departure from the government.
3.)
a flight, train etc that leaves at a particular time
There are several departures for New York every day.
4.)
a way of doing something that is different from the usual, traditional, or expected way
departure from
Their new designs represent a departure from their usual style.
radical/major/significant etc departure
(=a big change)
This would be a radical departure from the subsidy system.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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