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Definition 1: a beginning from which an enterprise is launched - [noun denoting act]

Samples where point of departure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own
  • reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions
  • the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out

Synonyms for point of departure in the sense of this definition

(point of departure is a kind of ...) the act of starting something

"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Definition 2: a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched - [noun denoting location]

Samples where point of departure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him
  • my point of departure was San Francisco

Synonyms for point of departure in the sense of this definition

(point of departure is a kind of ...) the place where something begins, where it springs into being

"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"

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