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outset

noun
     
out‧set

at/from the outset

at or from the beginning of an event or process [↪ set out]:
It was clear from the outset that there were going to be problems.
It's better to get something in writing right at the outset.
at/from the outset of
A person with higher qualifications can get a better paid job at the outset of their career.

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