Definitions for outsetˈaʊtˌsɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. beginning; start.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset(noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"


  1. outset(Noun)

    the beginning or initial stage of something

    He agreed and understood from the outset, so don't bother explaining again.

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the beginning of something

We have to get quite clear from the outset what our policy is.

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