Definitions for point of departure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jumping-off place, point of departure(noun)

    a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched

    "one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"; "my point of departure was San Francisco"

  2. springboard, jumping-off point, point of departure(noun)

    a beginning from which an enterprise is launched

    "he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own"; "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions"; "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"


  1. Point of Departure

    Point of Departure is an album by jazz pianist and composer Andrew Hill, released on the Blue Note label. Point of Departure was reissued on CD by Blue Note in 1988 and again in 1999 when recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder remastered the album, adding alternate takes of "New Monastery", "Flight 19", and "Dedication".

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  1. Bertrand Grabowski:

    It will take some time. It requires upgrades in infrastructure...and won't happen from one day to the next. But I see this as an important point of departure.

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