Meaning of “start-up” in the English Dictionary

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"start-up" in American English

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start-upnoun [ C ]

also startup us /ˈstɑrt̬·ʌp/

a new business, or the activities involved in starting a new business:

Start-ups need to generate revenue quickly.
start-up
adjective [ not gradable ] also startup us /ˈstɑrt̬·ʌp/

startup costs

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"start-up" in Business English

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start-upnoun

also startup uk us

[ C ] also start-up business, start-up company WORKPLACE, COMMERCE a business that has just been started:

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 ]

New operations had had produced losses during their start-up phase.

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