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Definition of sabbatical noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sabbatical

 noun
noun
NAmE//səˈbæt̮ɪkl//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a period of time when someone, especially a teacher at a college or university, is allowed to stop their normal work in order to study or travel to take a year's sabbatical a sabbatical semester/year He's on sabbatical.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sabbatical