starting point

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Noun1.starting point - earliest limiting point
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - 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"

starting point

noun
1. first step, opening, foundation, introduction, first move, opening gambit These proposals represent a realistic starting point for negotiation.
2. point of departure, starting post They had already walked a couple of miles or more from their starting point.
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The counter movement reaches the starting point of the first movement in the west- Paris- and subsides.
There is a certain mountain which serves as a landmark and a guide for a starting point.
They were just reaching the dammed-up stream on their way to the starting point.
We must take, then, for our starting point, this velocity of 800 yards.
I don't ask you to reveal it, but I will suppose a case--a case which you will answer as a starting point for the real thing I am going to come at, and that's all I want.
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Trinity (Revithoussa) : The daily routes that run will be four, from different starting points for two destinations: Three for Press and one for Revythousa and corresponding returns.
McCullum said Kiwis have had starting points before, granted, but they were never really kicked on from those and that's what the next challenge will be.
One of such starting points is to increase the tax burden on anyone richer than them.
The term "no possibilities for manipulation" means that consumers or other parties should not be able to influence risk adjusters, since this could lead to inappropriate starting points.
GLASGOW is to be one of the starting points for the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time since 1973.
According to the council, reconciliation and forgiveness were the starting points for a building a better future for the country.