Definition of starting point in English:

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starting point

Pronunciation: /ˈstɑːtɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/


1A place that marks the beginning of a journey: it was the starting point for the long walk over the heath
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  • Stagecoach says that in the mornings, journeys will leave starting points later and arrive at the final destination at the usual time or earlier.
  • The harbour makes an ideal starting point for ferry journeys to the islands of Hvar and Korcula.
  • This brought me back to my starting point and also marked the end of my first day on the yellow brick road.
1.1A basis for or introduction to study, discussion, or further development: it offers a starting point for negotiations choral music is a good starting point for beginners in composition
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  • Experts suggest using TV programmes, news items and the experiences of friends and relations as good starting points for discussion and many parents seem to be following their advice.
  • The inevitable starting point in any discussion of Celtic's deterioration is their age profile.
  • It is true that most blogs rely on already published media as the starting point for the discussions.

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