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departure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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departurede‧par‧ture /dɪˈpɑːtʃə $ -ˈpɑːrtʃər/ ●●○ W3 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]LEAVE A PLACE an act of leaving a place, especially at the start of a journey opp arrivaldeparture 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 17782 [countable, uncountable]LEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATION an act of leaving an organization or positiondeparture from He refused to discuss his departure from the government.3 [countable]TT a flight, train etc that leaves at a particular time There are several departures for New York every day.4 [countable]DIFFERENT a way of doing something that is different from the usual, traditional, or expected waydeparture 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.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + departuresudden/abrupt (=done suddenly, without being planned)I didn't know how I was going to explain his abrupt departure to the others.Their departure seemed rather sudden.a hasty/speedy departure (=done very quickly and suddenly)I was surprised by her hasty departure.a flight/train/coach departureI'm afraid your flight departure has been delayed.verbsdelay somebody's departure (=make it later)I decided to delay my departure by a few days.departure + NOUNa departure date (also date of departure)You cannot make a change to your booking within six weeks of your departure date.a departure timeDo you know your exact departure time?a departure point (=the place where you leave from)Luxor is one departure point for boat trips down the Nile.a departure gate (=an exit from an airport to get a particular flight)It was a long walk with all our luggage to the departure gate.a departure lounge (=a room at an airport where people wait before their flights leave)the departures board (=a board showing the times of planes or trains)I scanned the departures board for details of my flight.
Examples from the Corpus
departureAny departure from the standard must be justified by the individual circumstances.You should be at the airport an hour before departure.The upshot of it was: his due pension, and his departure to live with a faraway niece.One of the key things for the male is to time his departure from the first female correctly.The rate of departure was probably even more brutal among those at home with a remote control in their hands.There are several departures for Minneapolis every day.With the departure of Reich, the president loses an important voice.The departure of Richard Wilcock and his staff was equally regrettable.departure forGregor's departure for the U.S. was delayed by visa problems.radical/major/significant etc departureThis would be a radical departure from the subsidy system that has dominated the agricultural economy for more than 50 years.In a radical departure from Gov.A major departure from his original vision was the rejection of a seven year course - but other concepts were accepted.It is paradoxical that so old an image should be seen to represent such a new and radical departure.Are there any significant departures from the use of the simple past tense?However, there are a number of significant departures from the earlier document.
From Longman Business Dictionarydeparturede‧par‧ture /dɪˈpɑːtʃə-ˈpɑːrtʃər/ noun1[countable, uncountable] an act of leaving a place, especially at the start of a journeyI saw Simon shortly before his departure for Russia.2[countable, uncountable] an act of leaving an organization or positionHis sudden departure from the political scene took everyone by surprise.3[countable] a flight, train etc that leaves at a particular timeThere are several departures a day for New York.
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