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RESIGNATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resignation mean? 

RESIGNATION (noun)
  The noun RESIGNATION has 3 senses:

1. acceptance of despair
2. the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
3. a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

  Familiarity information: RESIGNATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESIGNATION (noun)


Sense 1resignation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acceptance of despair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

resignation; surrender

Hypernyms ("resignation" is a kind of...):

despair (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "resignation"):

defeatism (acceptance of the inevitability of defeat)


Sense 2resignation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("resignation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "resignation"):

abdication; stepping down (a formal resignation and renunciation of powers)

renouncement; renunciation (an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned)


Sense 3resignation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he submitted his resignation as of next month

Hypernyms ("resignation" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "resignation"):

abdication; stepping down (the act of abdicating)


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