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departure

  

      n  
1    the act or an instance of departing  
2    a deviation or variation from previous custom; divergence  
3    a project, course of action, venture, etc.  
selling is a new departure for him     
4      (Nautical)  
a    the net distance travelled due east or west by a vessel  
b      (Also called)    point of departure   the latitude and longitude of the point from which a vessel calculates dead reckoning  
5       a euphemistic word for       death  
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departure

  
1    exit, exodus, going, going away, leave-taking, leaving, removal, retirement, withdrawal  
2    abandonment, branching off, deviation, digression, divergence, variation, veering  
3    branching out, change, difference, innovation, novelty, shift, whole new ball game     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    advent, appearance, arrival, coming, entrance, return  

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n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
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