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"onset" in British English

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onsetnoun

uk   /ˈɒn.set/  us   /ˈɑːn-/
the onset of sth the ​moment at which something ​unpleasantbegins: the onset of ​winter The new ​treatment can delay the onset of the ​disease by several ​years. specialized phonetics the first ​part of a ​syllable
(Definition of onset from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"onset" in American English

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onsetnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɔn·set, ˈɑn-/
the ​beginning of something: We have to get the ​rooffixed before the onset of ​winter.
(Definition of onset from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “onset”
in Spanish inicio, comienzo…
in Vietnamese sự bắt đầu mạnh mẽ…
in Malaysian bermulanya…
in Thai การเริ่ม…
in French commencement…
in German der Anfang…
in Indonesian awal…
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