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English definition of “start-up”

start-up

noun (also startup)    
[C] (also start-up business, start-up company) WORKPLACE, COMMERCE a business that has just been started: a business/dotcom/internet start-up He transformed the business from a start-up into one of the world's biggest mobile phone companies.
[U or S] the act or process of starting or making something start: The startup of our manufacturing operations in China continues on an accelerated schedule. Once you have disabled the program, reboot the computer to see if its absence causes a problem on startup.
start-up adjective [before noun]
(Definition of start-up noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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