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- n. The first official meeting of a group of people who will be working together on a project. The agenda will usually include introductions, statement(s) of mission, and organization of teams or working-groups. The implication is that there will be more meetings to follow.
Derived by analogy to the kick-off that begins each playing period in soccer, American football, and rugby. (Wiktionary)