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point of departure

[′pȯint əv di′pär·chər]
(meteorology)
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Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
Shenzhen Airlines said that a flight from the eastern city of Nanjing returned to its point of departure, a flight from Xi'an changed course to land in the southwestern city of Guilin, and a flight from Beijing departed late after police talked to passengers.
Meanwhile, railroad personnel placed ties on the tracks which eventually engaged the wheels and brought the locomotive to a halt some 22 miles from its point of departure.
Although Habel draws on the work of many scholars, her point of departure is Richard Krautheimer's The Rome of Alexander VII, 1655-1667 (1985).
What had begun at the fringe of classical civilization was by 1500 a point of departure for distant lands and the source for a new epoch in world history.
The point of departure of our research project is that the effectiveness of the defining actions is as much a function of the action itself as of its contexts.
Ultimately, this book identifies a point of origin for many vexing questions that continue to drive research on music today, while simultaneously providing a point of departure for what we can only hope will be equally sophisticated work on other moments in the development of black music criticism.
This article--part of a larger project that examines the place of the human in contemporary thought after the critique of the subject--takes as its point of departure the problematic of the author in Maurice Blanchot.
Any point of departure will do for starting the improvement process.
The "Camp Gives Kids a World of Good" platform is a superb point of departure as you explain the benefits of experiences at your camp that go way beyond friendships and physical skills.
Similarly, Sundiata embraces the urban terrain and uses it as a mysterious and metaphorical point of departure.
This formula -- high-end residential buildings adjacent to the point of departure -- is so simple it is almost obvious, especially now as the inflated real estate market in Manhattan forces people to live in edge cities like Yonkers.