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point of departure

1. Literally, the point from which one begins one's journey. All customers are being advised that the point of departure for the 3:30 tour bus has been changed.
2. By extension, the point from which further discussion, activity, progress, development, etc., takes place. We are hopeful that this summit will act as a point of departure for future policies dealing with the threat of climate change.
See also: departure, of, point

a ˌpoint of deˈparture


1 a place where a journey starts
2 (formal) an idea, a theory or an event that is used to start a discussion, an activity, etc: Professor Brown’s recent article will certainly be the point of departure for future research on the subject.
See also: departure, of, point
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(44) Though there are arguments for trial-court discretion, Congress may not trust district judges given their high departure rates and hostility to the Guidelines.
However, departure from the tables is appropriate when adherence to them "would produce an obviously erroneous result," Berzon, 534 F2d 528 (2d Cir.
John's gospel records no departure, although Jesus does tell Mary Magdalene on Easter morning not to hold him back because he has yet to ascend, an event that sounds like it could happen any minute.
The regulator almost dictated his departure before the SEC, the Justice Department, Congress, and the board had a chance to make an assessment of Raines' conduct."
Departure told the crew to set 130 knots once inbound, and the copilot acknowledged the command.
Ingrid Rowland's "Giordano Bruno and Neapolitan Neoplatonism" contains fresh points of departure from which she explores the youthful Bruno's background, studying logic at the school of Teofilo da Vairano, who (and this point Rowland takes into serious consideration) came from the Neapolitan Neoplatonic environment which revolved around the Augustinian Egidio da Viterbo, in addition to other notable protagonists of humanism such as Pontano, Cariteo, and Sannazaro.
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We recommend customers departing from Terminal 3 @DXB arrive at least 3 hours ahead of departure and allow extra time for check-in and security screening.
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 08 2019] Fact.MR delivers key insights on the lane departure warning system market in its published report, titled "Lane Departure Warning System: Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2018--2027".
The busiest time for departures in Terminal 3 will be on Friday August 9 with around 100,000 passengers travelling through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
All other flights arrivals and departures from Sialkot Airport had been temporarily rescheduled to operate from Lahore till opening of Sialkot airport runway.
The busiest time for departures in Terminal 3 will be on May 31 with over 80,000 passengers travelling abroad.
Economy Class check-in for non-US flights opens three hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.
WY 293 -- Muscat (MCT) to Calicut (CCJ), (departure: 14:10, arrival: 18:55)
Another look at the Chicago Midway departure procedures shows there's more to the story.