point of departure
Date: 1857 a starting point especially in a discussion

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  • point of departure — noun 1. a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched 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 • Syn: ↑jumping off place • Hypernyms: ↑beginning,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Point of Departure — The phrase Point of Departure can refer to:Albums*Point of Departure (jazz album), an album by jazz pianist and composer Andrew HillBooks*Point of Departure (book), a book by the British journalist James Cameron (1911 1985)Books*Point of… …   Wikipedia

  • point of departure — noun the starting point of a line of thought or course of action …   English new terms dictionary

  • point of departure — 1. Naut. the precise location of a vessel, established in order to set a course, especially in beginning a voyage in open water. 2. a place to begin, as in a discussion, argument, etc. Also called departure. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • point of departure — starting point, place where a journey begins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Point of Departure (jazz album) — Infobox Album Name = Point of Departure Type = Album Artist = Andrew Hill Background = orange Released = Recorded = March 31 1964 Genre = Jazz Length = 56:38 Label = Blue Note Producer = Reviews = | Last album = Judgment! (1964) This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • (a) point of departure — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Point of no return — For other uses, see Point of no return (disambiguation). Crossing the Rubicon redirects here. For other uses, see Crossing the Rubicon (disambiguation). The point of no return is the point beyond which one must continue on his or her current… …   Wikipedia

  • Point of divergence — In discussion of counterfactual history, a divergence point (DP), also referred to as a departure point or point of divergence (POD), is a historical event with two possible postulated outcomes. Typically these represent the actual course of… …   Wikipedia

  • Point of inflection — Inflection In*flec tion, n. [L. inflexio : cf. F. inflexion. See {Inflect}.] [Written also {inflecxion}.] 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected. [1913 Webster] 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist. [1913 Webster] 3. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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