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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]
Translations of “start-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 剛起步的小企業,新興小型企業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刚起步的小企业,新兴小型企业…
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