rate of departure

rate of departure

[′rāt əv di′pär·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
The relative speed of two aircraft when the distance between them is increasing.
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But much of the onus on the cops' rate of departure is being blamed on morale, stung repeatedly by scandals from Rodney King to Rampart.
They are claiming that there was a vast increase in the rate of departures when in fact, the Sentencing Commission did a report that showed that over 40 percent of departures that took place in the most recent fiscal year [2001] were on the basis of requests from the Justice Department.
In 2000, Senator Thurmond held hearings on the increasing rate of departures.