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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 ​activitiesinvolved in ​starting a new ​business: Start-ups need to ​generaterevenuequickly.
adjective [not gradable] (also startup)  us   /ˈstɑrt̬·ʌp/
startup ​costs
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(also startup) uk   us  
[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 ​mobilephonecompanies.
[U or S] the ​act or ​process of ​starting or making something ​start: The startup of our ​manufacturingoperations in China continues on an ​acceleratedschedule. Once you have ​disabled the ​program, ​reboot the ​computer to see if its ​absence causes a problem on startup.
adjective [before noun]
New ​operations had had ​producedlosses during their start-up ​phase.
(Definition of start-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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