departure point

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departure point

1. A navigational check point used by aircraft as a marker for setting course.
2. In amphibious operations, an air control point at the seaward end of the helicopter approach lane system from which helicopter waves are dispatched along the selected helicopter approach lane to the initial point.
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From an evolutionary point of view, Habelia is close to the point of divergence between chelicerates and mandibulates.
But McCaul said there was a point of divergence between him and Trump: whether the Russians were behind the massive hacking of Democratic officials.
He also denied the presence of mediation with former PM Saad Hariri, noting that the candidacy of MP Sleiman Frangieh for president was the only point of divergence.
This is a point of divergence, but I do not think it is a fundamental and essential," Al-Jubeir added.
In fact, my main point of divergence with E[pounds sterling]cer is with regard to the timing of unavoidable adjustments.
While funding for liabilities are listed as a key concern globally, a significant majority of MENA investors think other institutional investors will be able to meet their long-term liabilities, which is a clear point of divergence with the global view.
While the first was CBI- related provision in the present Bill, the second point of divergence was regarding the nature and constitution of the selection committee for the CBI director and Lokpal chairman.
We decided to adjourn the session and leave it to each block to draft a written proposal that will be presented this Friday for discussion on Monday," she went on saying, specifying that "if we do not reach an agreement, the proposals will be submitted for examination to a plenary session, given the fact that the issue of the political regime is fundamental and a point of divergence in the Constitution that should be absolutely solved.
Which, I personally conform to as a legitimate question and a point of divergence of the views by many participants.
Both men recognised that modern architecture and planning were at a point of divergence between the cold rationalism of the early 20th century and a later romantic inflexion that encouraged a mixture of old and new buildings, a sense of place and a cinematic unfolding of urban vistas, which both favoured.