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departure

Nautical
a. the net distance travelled due east or west by a vessel
b. the latitude and longitude of the point from which a vessel calculates dead reckoning

What does it mean when you dream about departure?

Breaking away from a situation or relationship, a way of doing things. Seeking independence by “leaving home.”

departure

[di′pär·chər]
(meteorology)
The amount by which the value of a meteorological element differs from the normal value.
(navigation)
The distance between two meridians at any given parallel of latitude, expressed in linear units, usually nautical miles; the distance to the east or west made good by a craft in proceeding from one point to another.
The point at which reckoning of a voyage begins; usually established by bearings of prominent landmarks as the vessel clears a harbor and proceeds to sea; when a person establishes this point, he is said to take departure. Also known as point of departure.
Act of departing or leaving.

departure

departure
i. The distance between two given meridians measured along a standard parallel and expressed in nautical miles. It is the east-west component of the rhumb-line distance between two points. The value of departure between two meridians decreases with increasing latitudes, and vice versa. Departure in nautical miles = change of longitude in minutes x cosine mean latitude.
ii. The distance traveled in an east to west direction between two points.
iii. Aircraft taking off from an airport under departure control.
iv. Aeroelastic instability that may exist in roll, pitch, or yaw. Aircraft may break up during an aereoelastic departure. It is a situation in which there is an uncommanded increase in the angle of attack (α) and consequent loss of control. It is a form of aerodynamic departure as in a pitch-up.
v. The action or event of an aircraft leaving a place, as in “5 departures, 2 arrivals.”
References in classic literature ?
In an instant the whole camp was in motion; the meanest soldier arousing from his lair to witness the departure of his comrades, and to share in the excitement and incidents of the hour.
Christie, who had of late loftily ignored these discussions, waited until her father had taken his departure.
I look upon my departure from Colonel Lloyd's plantation as one of the most interesting events of my life.
Miss Garth had delicately refrained from showing it, but she must naturally have felt, and must still be feeling, great surprise at the mystery in which their departure had been involved; and she must doubtless have asked herself why Mrs.
and he felt too that he would have to render a strict account to heaven of that indolence and seclusion; and so one day he asked the duke and duchess to grant him permission to take his departure.
Conseil," said I again, beginning with feverish hands to make preparations for my departure.
He mechanically set about making the preparations for departure.
For this reason the Iliad and the Odyssey each furnish the subject of one tragedy, or, at most, of two; while the Cypria supplies materials for many, and the Little Iliad for eight--the Award of the Arms, the Philoctetes, the Neoptolemus, the Eurypylus, the Mendicant Odysseus, the Laconian Women, the Fall of Ilium, the Departure of the Fleet.
On the eve of departure I carry my egotism so far as to say, `Do not forget me, my kind friends, for probably you will never see me again.
Landfall and Departure mark the rhythmical swing of a seaman's life and of a ship's career.
The harbor of New York would doubtless be blockaded, and the departure of the annual supply ship in the autumn prevented; or, if she should succeed in getting out to sea, she might be captured on her voyage.
If we are well informed, the point of departure for this surprising journey is to be the island of Zanzibar, upon the eastern coast.