• (British) IPA: /dɪˈpɑː(ɹ)tjə(ɹ)/, /dɪˈpɑː(ɹ)t͡ʃə(ɹ)/


  1. The act of departing or something that has departed.
    The departure was scheduled for noon.
  2. A deviation from a plan or procedure.
    • any departure from a national standard
    There are several significant departures, however, from current practice.
  3. (euphemism) A death.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 2 Timothy 4:6 ↗:
      The time of my departure is at hand.
    • His timely departure […] barred him from the knowledge of his son's miseries.
  4. (navigation) 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.
  5. (surveying) The difference in easting between the two ends of a line or curve.
    The area is computed by latitudes and departures.
  6. (legal) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.
  7. (obsolete) Division; separation; putting away.
    • 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Vnlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], OCLC 879551664 ↗:
      no other remedy […] but absolute departure
  • leaving
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