Etymology
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departure (n.)

mid-15c., "act of going away," also "deviation, divergence, a turning away," from Old French departeure "departure," figuratively, "death, act or fact of leaving the present life," from departir (see depart) + -ure (see -ure).

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Definitions of departure

departure (n.)
the act of departing;
Synonyms: going / going away / leaving
departure (n.)
a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;
departure (n.)
euphemistic expressions for death;
Synonyms: passing / loss / exit / expiration / going / release
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