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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ser·tion /dɪˈzɝʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ser·tion n.
 1. The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
    Such a resignation would have seemed to his superior a desertion or a reproach.   --Bancroft.
 2. The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
 3. Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
    The spiritual agonies of a soul under desertion.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or
           responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and
           children left them penniless" [syn: abandonment, defection]
      2: the act of giving something up [syn: abandonment, forsaking]