from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The initial stage of something; the beginning: Problems arose at the very outset.
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- n. the beginning or initial stage of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A setting out, starting, or beginning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set off; ornament; display properly.
- To put out; set outside.
- n. A setting out; beginning; start.
- n. A tidal current running from the land; the ebb.
- n. In Scotland, an inclosure from surrounding moorland or common.
- n. The act of setting off, or ornamenting; that which sets off.
- n. Outlay; primary outlay; also, in the plural, outgoings; expenses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Economics at the outset is a very logical science, and does not declare what is right or what is wrong, it merely offers what have been called "pattern predictions."
Stating political bias at the outset is therefore seen as being more honest.
Twitter proves beyond all doubt that designing scalability at the outset is unnecessary.
So deferring to the river at the outset is only a temporary solution, the first stop on a journey through the Cedarberg frontier.
So, if you think that the current plan, which has been contrary to the professional techniques from the outset, is workable, then yes, * you* need to support that idea and enlist.
One thing you should know from the outset is that ‘what the police would like the outcome to be’ is no longer relevent.
One thing a designer would have to do at the outset is provide mechanisms that safeguard the integrity of genomes.
Something you notice from the outset is how well it's filmed.
The violent crimes in 1990 increased 11.3 percent which I might say at the outset is totally unacceptable for this city, for the culture, for the manner in which we as Canadians have evolved.
My underlying objective, I admit at the outset, is to impress upon you a message of some relevance to your own attitudes as Canadians.