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|Noun||1.||starting time - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"|
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
incipience, incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
threshold - the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"