- 1 1.1 u c [Transp] salida (f), partida (f) [formal] 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 n) departure gate/lounge puerta (f)/sala (f) de embarque departure time hora (f) de salidaMore example sentences1.2 u (of person) [formal] partida (f) [formal], ida (f) 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]
- 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.
- 2 (deviation) (no pl) 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 gobiernoMore 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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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.