- (British) IPA: /dɪˈpɑː(ɹ)tjə(ɹ)/, /dɪˈpɑː(ɹ)t͡ʃə(ɹ)/
- The act of departing or something that has departed.
- The departure was scheduled for noon.
- A deviation from a plan or procedure.
- any departure from a national standard
- There are several significant departures, however, from current practice.
- (euphemism) A death.
- His timely departure […] barred him from the knowledge of his son's miseries.
- (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.
- (surveying) The difference in easting between the two ends of a line or curve.
- The area is computed by latitudes and departures.
- (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.
- (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
- French: départ
- German: Abfahrt, (voyage) Abreise, (flight) Abflug
- Italian: partenza
- Portuguese: partida
- Russian: отправле́ние
- Spanish: salida, partida
- German: Dahinscheiden
- Italian: dipartenza, dipartita, morte, trapasso
- Portuguese: óbito
- Russian: кончи́на
- Spanish: partida