What does departure mean?

Definitions for departure
dɪˈpɑr tʃərde·par·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. departure, going, going away, leaving(noun)

    the act of departing

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  3. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"


  1. departure(Noun)

    the act of departing or something that has departed

  2. departure(Noun)

    a deviation from a plan or procedure

  3. departure(Noun)

    a death

  4. departure(Noun)

    the distance due east or west made by a ship in its course reckoned in plane sailing as the product of the distance sailed and the sine of the angle made by the course with the meridian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Departure(noun)

    division; separation; putting away

  2. Departure(noun)

    separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away

  3. Departure(noun)

    removal from the present life; death; decease

  4. Departure(noun)

    deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose

  5. Departure(noun)

    the desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another

  6. Departure(noun)

    the distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line


  1. Departure

    Departure is Journey's sixth album. It was released in March 1980 on the Columbia Records label. Departure would be the band's highest charting album to date, giving Journey their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard album charts, peaking at #8. The album includes "Any Way You Want It", the lead off track and top 25 single. The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the "live in studio" way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12. The album would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure— the ballad "Someday Soon". The Departure Tour was one of the first Journey shows to feature pyrotechnics, as a measure before the line "That gunshot echoed through the town" on the song Line of Fire, a burst of fire came through either side of the stage.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. departure

    The bearing of an object on the coast from which a vessel commences her dead-reckoning and takes her departure. The distance of any two places lying on the same parallel counted in miles of the equator.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'departure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3943

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'departure' in Nouns Frequency: #1484

How to pronounce departure?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of departure in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of departure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of departure in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Kolken:

    The Obama administration’s strategy was to expedite deportations of refugee children oftentimes without a lawyer, and jail refugee mothers with children as a deterrent, yes, Trump’s zero-tolerance policy is concerning, but it isn’t a huge departure from what we saw under Obama, as 52 percent of all federal criminal prosecutions were for immigration related crimes when he left office.

  2. Dan Ivascyn:

    We've been very stable in implementing our investment process from the first day of Bill's departure, from that perspective, we've been in very good shape.

  3. Bertrand Grabowski:

    It will take some time. It requires upgrades in infrastructure...and won't happen from one day to the next. But I see this as an important point of departure.

  4. The Israeli official:

    They were collected and it turns out there is a very high probability that they are from the Egyptian plane, in accordance with international procedures, France, the aircraft's departure point, and Egypt, were informed.

  5. Rob Pemberton:

    I suspect he will raise rates once, just before his departure, in an almost symbolic move to show that the era of negative rates is over.

Images & Illustrations of departure

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  • رحيل, مغادرةArabic
  • вы́езд, вы́лет, адпраўле́нне, ад'е́здBelarusian
  • заминаване, смърт, отклонение, тръгванеBulgarian
  • afvigelse, død, bortgang, afgangDanish
  • AbfahrtGerman
  • foriroEsperanto
  • salida, partidaSpanish
  • poismeno, kuolema, lähtö, poikkeamaFinnish
  • déviation, départFrench
  • प्रस्थानHindi
  • távozás, eltávozás, indulás, eltérésHungarian
  • brottförIcelandic
  • partenza, dipartita, morte, deviazione, dipartenza, trapassoItalian
  • 発車, 出発Japanese
  • 출발, 出發Korean
  • itus, abitio, abitus, exitumLatin
  • overlijden, afwijking, vertrekDutch
  • bortgang, avgang, avvikNorwegian
  • partida, desvioPortuguese
  • plecareRomanian
  • отклоне́ние, смерть, отъе́зд, вы́лет, отступле́ние, отправле́ние, кончи́на, вы́езд, уклоне́ниеRussian
  • avfärd, avvikelse, avgång, avfart, bortgångSwedish
  • పోకడTelugu
  • відпра́влення, виліт, відхи́лення, упоко́єння, ви́їзд, упокі́й, від'ї́зд, смерть, відхі́дUkrainian
  • rời khỏi, ra điVietnamese
  • 离开Chinese

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