Definitions for dismissaldɪsˈmɪs əl; -ˈmɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•miss•aldɪsˈmɪs əl; -ˈmɪʃ ən(n.)

also dis•mis•sion

  1. an act or instance of dismissing.

  2. the state of being dismissed.

  3. a spoken or written order of discharge as from employment.

Origin of dismissal:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. judgment of dismissal, judgement of dismissal, dismissal(noun)

    a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial

  2. dismissal, dismission, pink slip(noun)

    official notice that you have been fired from your job

  3. dismissal(noun)

    permission to go; the sending away of someone

  4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dismissal(noun)ɪsˈmɪs əl

    the act of dismissing

    an unfair dismissal from the job; her dismissal of the idea; a few minutes after dismissal


  1. dismissal(Noun)

    The act of sending someone away.

  2. dismissal(Noun)

    Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank.

  3. dismissal(Noun)

    A written or spoken statement of such an act.

  4. dismissal(Noun)

    Release from confinement; liberation.

  5. dismissal(Noun)

    Removal from consideration; putting something out of one's mind, mentally disregarding something or someone.

  6. dismissal(Noun)

    The rejection of a legal proceeding, or a claim or charge made therein.

  7. dismissal(Noun)

    The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket.

  8. Origin: From . A nineteenth-century coinage (modelled on committal etc.), replacing the regular form dismission.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismissal(noun)

    dismission; discharge


  1. Dismissal

    In the sport of cricket, a dismissal occurs when the batsman is out. At this point a batsman must discontinue batting and leave the field permanently for the innings. A bowling team dismisses the entire batting team by dismissing 10 of the 11 players. As the players bat in pairs, when only one person is undismissed, it is not possible for them to bat any longer.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dismissal' in Nouns Frequency: #2130

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