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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Nor can the viewer locate the "secret" through an easy identification with some putative point of origin.
Mounted in one of the shuttle's windows was a "retro-reflector,' designed to reflect a low-powered (4-watt) argon ion laser beam, aimed by a computer, directly back to its point of origin on Maui, Hawaii.
When light is emitted into space from a single point of origin - but that point of origin isn't a star - astronomers call that point a quasi-stellar (i.
Users of the server will have dozens of ways to query the system, to include using transportation control numbers, point of origin or destination, and cargo dimensions.
The importance of the South as a point of origin is implicit in Walker's assertion about the threefold purpose of her book: "to define Richard Wright, to analyze and assess his work, and to show the correlation between the man and his work.
With both teams working in unison, we retained in-transit visibility of the division's cargo from its upload at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to its final inland destination in Thailand--from the point of origin to final destination.