Starting point

Starting point
Starting Start"ing (st[aum]rt"[i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine.

{Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.]

{Starting point}, the point from which motion begins, or from which anything starts.

{Starting post}, a post, stake, barrier, or place from which competitors in a race start, or begin the race. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • starting point — starting points also starting point 1) N COUNT: oft N for n Something that is a starting point for a discussion or process can be used to begin it or act as a basis for it. These proposals represent a realistic starting point for negotiation... A …   English dictionary

  • starting point — starting .point n [C usually singular] 1.) an idea or situation from which a discussion, process etc can develop starting point for ▪ The article provides a starting point for discussion. 2.) a place from where a journey starts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • starting point — index base (foundation), derivation, embryo, inception, onset (commencement), origin (source …   Law dictionary

  • starting point — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, good, ideal, perfect ▪ convenient, useful ▪ appropriate, logical, obvious …   Collocations dictionary

  • starting point — UK [ˈstɑː(r)tɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt] / US [ˈstɑrtɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt] noun [countable] Word forms starting point : singular starting point plural starting points 1) a place where a journey begins 2) something that you use as the first stage in a discussion, learning… …   English dictionary

  • starting point — noun a) A place where a journey starts. Kings Cross Station proved to be the starting point of a journey that took me around the world. b) A subject matter to use to commence an activity. To examine some of the data and facts is a good starting… …   Wiktionary

  • starting point — pradinis taškas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. initial point; origin point; starting point vok. Anfangspunkt, m; Ausgangspunkt, m rus. исходная точка, f; начальная точка, f pranc. point de départ, m; point initial, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • starting point — start|ing point [ startıŋ ,pɔınt ] noun count 1. ) a place where a trip begins 2. ) something you use as the first stage in a discussion, learning process, or other activity: This book is a useful starting point for exploring Roman history …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • starting point — atskaitos taškas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Vieta, nuo kurios skaičiuojami atstumai iki objektų. Galima skaičiuoti atstumus iki įvairių objektų, pavyzdžiui, taško, lango, paveikslo, kompiuterio ↑operatyviosios atminties adreso.… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

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