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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jumping-off place, point of departurenoun

    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 departurenoun

    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"

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  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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of point of departure in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of point of departure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of point of departure in a Sentence

  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.

  2. Alex de Tocqueville:

    Their point of departure is different and their paths diverse; nevertheless, each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world. (on Russia and America)

  3. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    We have the ability, through airlines, through our relationship with other countries, to put out guidelines that influence the behavior of airport authorities and airport security at overseas airports, in particular, last point of departure airports, and those are mostly in Europe. Some are in the Middle East.

  4. Justice Hugo L. Black:

    In my judgment the people of no nation can lose their liberty so long as a Bill of Rights like ours survives and its basic purposes are conscientiously interpreted, enforced and respected so as to afford continuous protection against old, as well as new, devices and practices which might thwart those purposes. I fear to see the consequences of the Court's practice of substituting its own concepts of decency and fundamental justice for the language of the Bill of Rights as its point of departure in interpreting and enforcing that Bill of Rights.

  5. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    In particular, last point of departure airports, and those are mostly in Europe. Some are in the Middle East.

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