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point of departure

Nautical. the precise location of a vessel, established in order to set a course, especially in beginning a voyage in open water.
a place to begin, as in a discussion, argument, etc.
Also called departure.
Origin of point of departure
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Actual value of may vary based on point of departure.
  • Actual value of trip prize will depend on airfare fluctuations and point of departure.
  • These approaches, however different, still all take the traditional corporation as their point of departure.
  • As a point of departure, let's take up higher education.
  • Again, so much depends upon a red wheel barrow your point of departure.
  • The city is therefore a fitting point of departure for a vacation at sea aboard a cruise liner.
  • Book with a cruise line that can accommodate your itinerary and point of departure.
  • Enter your point of departure and destination, travel dates and whether you want round-trip or one-way tickets.
  • But chiefly the sea-shore has been the point of departure to knowledge, as to commerce.
  • When judging a new place, a traveler must first always reckon with his or her point of departure.

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