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starting point

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstarting pointˈstarting ˌpoint noun [countable usually singular]  1 an idea or situation from which a discussion, process etc can developstarting point for The article provides a starting point for discussion.2 a place from where a journey starts
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starting pointAs always, use this list as a starting point for your own selections.Frye emphasized that his suggestions were just a starting point for discussion.The natural starting point was the Westminster system.But these areas then become the starting point for further subdivision and countless small refinements conditioned by the eye alone.The following recipes might serve as a useful starting point for those who want to try smoking game.For many, bebop, because of its rhythmic instinct and rebellious style, was a verbal starting point.Privatization is simply the wrong starting point for a discussion of the role of government.
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