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American English: /dəˈpɑrtʃər/
British English: /dɪˈpɑːtʃə/

Translation of departure in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (Transport) the arrivals and departures board
    el panel de llegadas y salidas
    our point of departure was New York
    Nueva York fue nuestro punto de partida
    the point of departure for a whole new field of research
    el punto de partida de todo un nuevo campo de investigación
    (before noun) departure gate/lounge
    puerta (feminine) /sala (feminine) de embarque
    departure time
    Example sentences
    • Their approach may have triggered the thief's hasty departure, said Wade.
    • The departure lounge at Kirkwall was packed with enough local worthies to fill a jumbo jet.
    • About 30 minutes later I questioned my hasty departure and returned to check out the price.
    1.2 uncountable (of person) [formal] he was on the point of departure when the police arrived
    estaba a punto de irse or [formal] de partir cuando llegó la policía
    to take one's departure
    retirarse [formal]
  • 2 (deviation) (no plural) a departure from custom
    un cambio con respecto a lo acostumbrado or a lo habitual
    a departure from the norm
    una desviación de la norma
    encouraging private enterprise is a new departure for this government
    el estímulo de la empresa privada es una innovación en la política de este gobierno
    Example sentences
    • It was, of course, a huge departure from the tradition represented by Perkin.
    • Of course, this means a radical departure from current planning processes.
    • The first shift required is a departure from being concerned only with patients who are referred to outpatient clinics.

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