HyperDic: point_of_departure

English > 2 senses of the expression point of departure:
NOUNlocationpoint of departure, jumping-off placea place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
actpoint of departure, springboard, jumping-off pointa beginning from which an enterprise / enterprise is launched
English > point of departure: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched.
Example "my point of departure was San Francisco"
Synonymjumping-off place
Broaderbeginning, origin, root, rootage, sourceThe place where something begins, where it springs into being
English > point of departure: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA beginning from which an enterprise / enterprise is launched.
Example "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"
Synonymsspringboard, jumping-off point
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something

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