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UK [rɪˈtaɪə(r)mənt] / US [rɪˈtaɪrmənt] noun
Word forms "retirement":
singular retirement plural retirements
[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.

a) [uncountable] the time when you stop playing sport as a professional player because you are too old, or the act of doing this
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.

c) [only before noun] relating to retirement

a proposal to raise the retirement age

a retirement pension


English dictionary. 2014.

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