- the distance due east or west traveled by a vessel or aircraft.
- point of departure.
Origin of departure
OTHER WORDS FROM departurenon·de·par·ture, nounpre·de·par·ture, noun
Words nearby departure
How to use departure in a sentence
Prior to their departure, workers at the center run the mail through large sorting machines to separate out which mail should go where.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By|Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci|August 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
At first, the new approach did not seem to lead to any important departures from the standard predictions.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Daniel Sudarsky|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Reshape the economy away from work-based valueOne of the greatest challenges in a departure from work is for people to find value elsewhere in life.The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It|Peter Xing|August 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
His departure followed an investigation commissioned by the district that stemmed from a series of internal complaints among the staff.Morning Report: Tensions, Then a Pricey Resignation at National School District|Voice of San Diego|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After spending two months on leave, he negotiated a departure deal in April this year that included 10 months’ pay, or $147,000, district records show.Accusations Flew, Then National School District Official Got Paid to Resign|Ashly McGlone|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The poet apparently collapsed in the street upon his departure from “The Horse” and died not long after.
But while his departure was “inexpressibly painful,” he never succumbed to bitterness.
And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.
Now, the departure of 70-year-old Jeffries seems 10 years too late.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween|Lizzie Crocker|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taking to the small screen represents a big departure by Pippa from the Royal party line.
He explains the late departure of the ships for Nueva España, and the consequent mortality reported on one of them.
It was near the hour, by the time they got there, when David Arden would arrive from his northern point of departure.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He bowed, with a flourish of his plumed hat, and would with that have taken his departure but that the Seneschal stayed him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
His departure in autumn had been so gradual, that it was difficult to say when night began to overcome the day.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The issue of government paper money is, indeed, a new departure; but its purpose has been more distinctly monetary than fiscal.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for departure
- the net distance travelled due east or west by a vessel
- Also called: point of departure the latitude and longitude of the point from which a vessel calculates dead reckoning