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starting point

noun [C usually singular] uk   ( UK also start point) us  
a place or position where something begins: The starting point for the guided tour of the town is in the market square. The committee emphasized that its report was only meant as a starting point for discussion.
Translations of “starting point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 起始地點, 起點, 出發點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起始地点, 起点, 出发点…
(Definition of starting point from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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