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Another word for outset

  1. The initial stage of a developmental process

      1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
      2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
      3. An instance of beginning a race:
      1. That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
      2. Any period of beginning or newness
      3. A source, beginning, or motive:
      1. (Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
      2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
      3. A coming into existence or use; beginning
      1. A beginning; first part; commencement
      2. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
      3. Start of operations; formal beginning
      1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
      2. The beginning or start of something:
      3. A beginning; start; appearance
      1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
      1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
      2. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
      3. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
      1. A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
      2. A first appearance; a beginning:
      3. The beginning of daylight in the morning; daybreak
      1. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
      2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
      3. A beginning; a start.
      1. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
      2. The beginning of anything
      3. A beginning or commencement.
      1. The first part:
      2. The time when something begins or is begun:
      3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
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Another word for outset

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