jumping off point


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jumping off point

noun base, basis, bedrock, bottom, floor, flooring, foundation, fundamental basis, girder, ground, groundwork, premise, principle, rudiment, starting point, support, supporting structure, underlying principle, underpinning basis
Associated concepts: floor plan in zoning and construction laws, hacking the floor in parliamentary procedure, miniium wage
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Then hop a short backcountry flight (Salmon Air is one of the best) to Stanley, Idaho, your jumping off point for the trip.
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Each begins with a "story" that is then used as a jumping off point for a series of expanded discussions on several topics: crime and punnishment, of course, but also the broader character of the German underworld and, for that matter, the far greater expanse of nineteenth-century society.
Matus follows both avenues, using memory as a jumping off point for each exploration.
Our host (the test manager) used the person-in-the-street video as a jumping off point for the live show, since we asked employees on tape what bothered them as customers.
Developer's now have an excellent development platform to develop applications for the Cell BE, whether for deployment on the PlayStation 3 or as a jumping off point for deployments to other Cell BE based products, including those from IBM, Sony, or Mercury.
Evans (librarian and private researcher, Tarrent County College) discusses virtual worlds and the dynamics of information in them using gaming examples such as Second Life, Guild Wars, EVE Online and Runescape as a jumping off point to broader societal impacts and applications.
Four-week art club using the Cindy Sherman exhibition as a jumping off point.
The camp, set up by official decree in a Eurotunnel hangar, has become a jumping off point for people hoping to slip into Britain.
Along with the essays, Trotter's introduction will be the jumping off point for many future studies.