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withdrawal (secession)

Definition:

formal separation from an alliance or federation

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

withdraw

Plural:

withdrawals

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

breakaway

Synonyms:

secession

Etymology:

"act of taking back", also "retraction of a statement", from "withdraw" + "-al"...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of withdrawal...

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

secession [United States history]

in U.S. history, the withdrawal of 11 slave states from the Union during 1860-61 following the election of Abraham Lincoln as president. Secession ... (23 of 428 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/531304​/secession

Collins Dictionary:

secession | secessional [adjective, derived]

the act of seceding | [often capital, United States] the withdrawal in 1860-61 of 11 Southern states from the Union to form the Confederacy, ... (23 of 353 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/secession

Columbia Encyclopedia:

secession

in art, any of several associations of progressive artists, especially those in Munich, Berlin, and Vienna, who withdrew from the established academic ... (22 of 167 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0844252​.html

secession

in political science, formal withdrawal from an association by a group discontented with the actions or decisions of that association. The term is ... (23 of 67 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0844253​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

secession | the Secession | secessional [derived] | secessionism [derived] | secessionist [derived]

the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state | [historical] : the withdrawal of eleven ... (22 of 109 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/secession

Random House Dictionary:

secession | Secession [sense-specific]

an act or instance of seceding. | "secession" or "Secession": [United States, history] the withdrawal from the Union of 11 Southern states in the ... (23 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/secession

Merriam-Webster:

secession | retirement [synonym, sense-specific]

withdrawal into privacy or solitude; "retirement" | formal withdrawal from an organization (11 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/secession

American Heritage Dictionary:

secession | Secession [sense-specific] | secessional [adjective, related]

The act of seceding. | often "Secession" : The withdrawal of 11 Southern states from the Union in 1860-1861, precipitating the U.S. Civil War. (23 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/secession

Macmillan British Dictionary:

secession [uncountable, formal] | secessionist [adjective, related]

the act of seceding, especially from a country (8 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/secession

Cambridge Dictionary:

secede [formal] | secession [noun, derived] | secessionist [noun, adjective, derived]

to become independent of a country or area of government (10 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/secede

Wiktionary:

secession | secessions [plural]

The act of seceding. (4 of 36 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/secession

New World Dictionary:

secession | secessional [adjective, related]

[United States] an act of seceding; formal withdrawal or separation | the withdrawal of the Southern states from the federal Union at the start of the ... (25 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/secession

Wikipedia:

Withdrawal

the group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs. In order to experience the symptoms of withdrawal, one must have first developed a physical or mental dependence. This happens ... (39 of 2349 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Withdrawal

Withdrawal (disambiguation)

may refer to: Social withdrawal | Withdrawal from addiction | Withdrawal (military) | Withdrawal reflex | Coitus interruptus (the withdrawal method) | taking of money from a bank (23 of 74 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Withdrawal (disambiguation)

Encarta Dictionary:

secession | secessions [plural]

a formal withdrawal from an organization, state, or alliance (9 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710561​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

withdrawal

First use: 1820s

Origin: "act of taking back", also "retraction of a statement", from "withdraw" + "-al" (2). Earlier words in the same sense were withdrawment (1640s); ... (24 of 74 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=withdrawal

Wiktionary:

withdrawal | withdrawals [plural]

Origin: withdraw + -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/withdrawal

withdraw | withdrew [past tense] | withdrawn [past participle] | withdrawing [present participle] | withdraws [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English withdrawen ("to draw away, draw back"), from with- ("away, back") + drawen ("to draw"). More at with-, draw.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/withdraw

-al

Origin: Latin adjective suffix -ālis, or French, Middle French and Old French -el, -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-al

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

withdrawal

Audio: British English pronunciation of "withdrawal"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/withdrawal

Macmillan British Dictionary:

withdrawal | withdrawals [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "withdrawal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/withdrawal

Macmillan American Dictionary:

withdrawal | withdrawals [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "withdrawal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/withdrawal

Cambridge Dictionary:

withdrawal [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "withdrawal"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "withdrawal"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/withdrawal 1

the Free Dictionary:

withdrawal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "withdrawal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "withdrawal"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "withdrawal" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/withdrawal

Google Dictionary:

withdrawal | withdrawals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "withdrawal"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

withdrawal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "withdrawal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=withdr​03 word=withdrawal

YourDictionary Audio:

withdrawal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "withdrawal" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/withdrawal

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