The starting point of a line of thought or course of action; an initial assumption: Keynes took these current events as his point of departure
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- In the midst of all the clamor for redistribution, we should not forget our initial point of departure: that ordinary contracts produce gains from trade that are shared by all parties.
- Nonetheless, when numerous articles use the same assumption as a point of departure, that monotone can leave the false impression that the paper has chosen sides.
- The premature independence a young child acquires in a single-parent home marks a point of departure from the developmental course of the child from a never-divorced family.
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