Translation of departure in Spanish:

departure

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːrtʃər; dɪˈpɑːtʃə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c [Transport/Transporte] salida (feminine), partida (feminine) [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 noun/delante del nombre) departure gate/lounge puerta (feminine)/sala (feminine) de embarque departure time hora (feminine) de salida
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    • 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/no numerable (of person) [formal] partida (feminine) [formal], ida (feminine) 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/sin 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
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    • 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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