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English definition of “starting point”

starting point

noun [C usually singular]     (UK also start point)
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 .Beginnings and starts
(Definition of starting point noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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