point of origin

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initial point (IP)

i. A well-defined point, easily distinguishable visually and/or electronically, used as a starting point for the run-in to the target.
ii. A point close to the landing area where serials (troop carrier air formations) make final alterations to the course to pass over individual drop or landing zones.
iii. That point from which any survey is initiated. Also called the point of origin.
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Using FRB 150418, Keane and his colleagues were able to locate this missing matter in the region between the signal's point of origin and Earth.
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to its point of origin. As Pound showed us via Fenellosa in "From The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry," our decision to separate noun and verb functions is arbitrary, and based on a desire to simplify reality, as opposed to letting reality show its varied, multiple self: "A true noun, an isolated thing, does not exist in nature.
The earthquake's epicenter (point of origin) was just 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.
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