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English noun: departure

1. departure (act) the act of departing

Synonymsgoing, going away, leaving

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)boarding, breaking away, despatch, disappearance, disappearing, dispatch, embarkation, embarkment, exit, farewell, French leave, leave, leave-taking, parting, sailing, shipment, takeoff, withdrawal

2. departure (event) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

SamplesThe deviation from the mean.

Synonymsdeviation, difference, divergence

Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

Narrower (hyponym)discrepancy, driftage, flection, flexion, inflection, variance, variant

3. departure (event) euphemistic expressions for death

SamplesThousands mourned his passing.

Synonymsexit, expiration, going, loss, passing, release

Broader (hypernym)death, decease, expiry

Domain usageeuphemism

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