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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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