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departure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Departure  \De*par"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [From  {Depart}.] 
  1.  Division;  separation;  putting  away  [Obs.] 
 
  No  other  remedy  .  .  .  but  absolute  departure. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Separation  or  removal  from  a  place  the  act  or  process  of 
  departing  or  going  away 
 
  Departure  from  this  happy  place  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Removal  from  the  present  life;  death;  decease. 
 
  The  time  of  my  departure  is  at  hand.  --2  Tim.  iv 
  6. 
 
  His  timely  departure  .  .  .  barred  him  from  the 
  knowledge  of  his  son's  miseries.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  4.  Deviation  or  abandonment,  as  from  or  of  a  rule  or  course 
  of  action  a  plan  or  a  purpose. 
 
  Any  departure  from  a  national  standard.  --Prescott. 
 
  5.  (Law)  The  desertion  by  a  party  to  any  pleading  of  the 
  ground  taken  by  him  in  his  last  antecedent  pleading,  and 
  the  adoption  of  another.  --Bouvier. 
 
  6.  (Nav.  &  Surv.)  The  distance  due  east  or  west  which  a 
  person  or  ship  passes  over  in  going  along  an  oblique  line 
 
  Note:  Since  the  meridians  sensibly  converge,  the  departure  in 
  navigation  is  not  measured  from  the  beginning  nor  from 
  the  end  of  the  ship's  course,  but  is  regarded  as  the 
  total  easting  or  westing  made  by  the  ship  or  person  as 
  he  travels  over  the  course. 
 
  {To  take  a  departure}  (Nav.  &  Surv.),  to  ascertain,  usually 
  by  taking  bearings  from  a  landmark,  the  position  of  a 
  vessel  at  the  beginning  of  a  voyage  as  a  point  from  which 
  to  begin  her  dead  reckoning;  as  the  ship  took  her 
  departure  from  Sandy  Hook. 
 
  Syn:  Death;  demise;  release.  See  {Death}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  departure 
  n  1:  act  of  departing  [syn:  {going},  {going  away},  {leaving}] 
  2:  a  variation  that  deviates  from  the  standard  or  norm;  "the 
  deviation  from  the  mean"  [syn:  {deviation},  {divergence}, 
  {difference}] 
  3:  euphemistic  expressions  for  death;  "thousands  mourned  his 
  passing"  [syn:  {passing},  {loss},  {exit},  {expiration},  {going}, 
  {release}] 




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