noun de·par·ture \di-ˈpär-chər\

Definition of DEPARTURE

a (1) :  the act or an instance of departing (2) archaic :  death
b :  a setting out (as on a new course)
:  divergence 2 <a departure from tradition>

Examples of DEPARTURE

  1. What is your time of departure?
  2. You should plan to arrive at the airport an hour before departure.
  3. a schedule of arrivals and departures
  4. The departures of several key employees have caused problems for the company.
  5. her sudden departure from the company
  6. The team has struggled since the departure of its head coach.
  7. His previous movies have all been comedies, so this dramatic role is a real departure for him.

First Known Use of DEPARTURE

15th century
DEPARTURE Defined for Kids


noun de·par·ture \di-ˈpär-chər\

Definition of DEPARTURE for Kids

:  an act of leaving or setting out <We waved upon the ship's departure.>
:  an act of turning away or aside (as from a way of doing things) <a departure from tradition>


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