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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.
"This is the point of departure; it is a syllogism.
I had thought of forcing the blade in some minute crevice of the masonry, so as to identify my point of departure. The difficulty, nevertheless, was but trivial; although, in the disorder of my fancy, it seemed at first insuperable.
The territorial tax did not entirely disappear in Rabourdin's plan,-- he kept a minute portion of it as a point of departure in case of war; but the productions of the soil were freed, and industry, finding raw material at a low price, could compete with foreign nations without the deceptive help of customs.
'As at the time I came in 1993, I was not aware of any currency regulation law both at the point of departure in Germany and point of entry in Nigeria.
The letter was presented after JKIA last month achieved 'Last Point of Departure' status to allow the airport facilitate direct flights between Kenya and the US.
He was charged the next day for attempting to leave Singapore from an unauthorised point of departure without reasonable cause.
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.
Graham's Deaths and Entrances (1943) was inspired by the Bronte sisters, and artistic director Margi Cole is using them as well as a point of departure for her work about gender roles.
Damisch (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) applies Freud's A Childhood Memory of Leonardo da Vinci as a point of departure for a postmodern analysis of the relations between art and life.
Indeed Novel Tectonics seems to have just as an ambitious point of departure as Tschumi's little book.
A Point of Departure runs from March 3-31 at the Modern British Artists Gallery at 49 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6LY.