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noun retirement pronunciation in British English /rɪˈtaɪə(r)mənt/
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pluralretirements
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  1. [countable/uncountable] the time when you stop working, especially because you have reached the age when you are officially too old to work, or the act of doing this
    I am now approaching retirement.
    an increase in retirements due to illness
    retirement from: She said her retirement from politics was premature.
    take retirement: Bob plans to take retirement at age 50.
    1. b.
      [uncountable] the period of your life after your retirement
      Topics include adjusting to retirement, health issues, and opportunities for the future.
      come out of retirement: Sebastian Coe will come out of retirement to run the London Marathon.
    2. c.
      [only before noun] relating to retirement
      a proposal to raise the retirement age
      a retirement pension

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