Startups

start-up

[stahrt-uhp]
noun
1.
the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the beginning of a new project or venture, especially to an investment made to initiate such a project, as in a commercial or industrial enterprise: high start-up costs.
Also, startup.


Origin:
1550–60; noun use of verb phrase start up

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