Etymology
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parting (n.)

mid-13c., "the act of going away, departure;" c. 1300, "separation of persons, leave-taking," also "the act of dividing or putting asunder; distribution, apportionment;" verbal noun from part (v.). From late 14c. as "the act or process of dividing; a division or separation; a dividing line, a point or place of separation or division."

updated on February 01, 2020

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Definitions of parting from WordNet

parting (n.)
the act of departing politely;
parting is such sweet sorrow
Synonyms: farewell / leave / leave-taking
parting (n.)
a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions;
Synonyms: part
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