jumping-off point

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Noun1.jumping-off point - a beginning from which an enterprise is launched; "he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own"; "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions"; "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
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From there, you can open a wide-ranging dialogue that uses the book as a jumping-off point to discuss art, values, character, family, collective action pretty much anything.
NNA - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called for greater cooperation on migration during his first visit to Morocco, a jumping-off point for a growing number of migrants trying to reach Spain as a first foothold in Europe.
Perhaps no one understood this better than Austrian-American architect Frederick Kiesler, who died 50 years ago this year, and whose unrealized Endless House project serves as a jumping-off point for a new show at New York's Museum of Modern Art, "Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture" (through March 6, 2016).
Wilner and Rappoport use coverage of the 2014 season as a jumping-off point to provide a thorough history of the NFL draft.
A beautifully structured sunflower drawing of one of O'Keeffe's sunflower paintings will be the jumping-off point for participants as they are coached to create their own sunflower pastel painting.
However, Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes by Choly Knight provides a great jumping-off point for the addictive hobby of handbag sewing, taking you far beyond the basic quilting-cotton tote bag.
A "Feral Information System" (FIS) is "an information system [computerised] that is developed by individuals or groups of employees to help them with their works, but is not condoned by management nor is part of the corporation's accepted information technology infrastructure." The 12 chapters presented here present recent research on the phenomena of FISs in an effort to both provide a current picture of the state of knowledge on these systems and to provide a jumping-off point for future researchers.
The bus which crashed Friday was headed to the mountain town of Bontoc, a popular tourist jumping-off point to a rustic mountain town famed for hanging coffins embedded on the sides of a cliff.
The bus was heading to Bontoc, a jumping-off point for the rustic town of Sagada which is popular for its hanging coffins embedded on the sides of cliffs, as well as for its scenic atmosphere.
With a combination of profiles and trend stories, we'll also view the Spring edition as a jumping-off point to determine some of the coming year's more anticipated creative collaborations, technological innovations and music-driven events and confabs, such as ASCAP's "I Create Music" EXPO.