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Definition 1: the act of departing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for departure in the sense of this definition

(departure is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of sending off something

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of going out

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft

(... is a kind of departure ) the departure of a vessel from a port

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of withdrawing

"the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of leaving secretly or without explanation

(... is a kind of departure ) an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)

(... is a kind of departure ) the act of departing politely

"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"

(... is a kind of departure ) departing hastily

(... is a kind of departure ) a departure; especially of airplanes

Definition 2: euphemistic expressions for death - [noun denoting event]

Samples where departure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thousands mourned his passing

Synonyms for departure in the sense of this definition

(departure is a kind of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(departure is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 3: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm - [noun denoting event]

Samples where departure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deviation from the mean

Synonyms for departure in the sense of this definition

(departure is a kind of ...) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

(... is a kind of departure ) an event that departs from expectations

(... is a kind of departure ) the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting

(... is a kind of departure ) deviation from a straight or normal course

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