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noun resignation pronunciation in British English /ˌrezɪɡˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of leaving a job permanently

    a letter of resignation

    resignation of:

    Rebel groups have demanded the immediate resignation of the government.

    resignation as:

    He announced his resignation as Gorbachev’s senior adviser.

    resignation from:

    The scandal resulted in Allen’s resignation from his post.

    1. a.
      a formal written statement that you are leaving your job permanently
      hand in/tender/submit your resignation:

      I’m thinking of handing in my resignation.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the attitude of someone who accepts that something unpleasant must happen and that they cannot change it

    a sigh of resignation



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