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Beginnings, starts and early stages

beginning

noun

the first part of a period of time

start

noun

the beginning of a period of time

introduction

noun

the process of bringing something into existence or use for the first time

arrival

noun

the time when something begins or comes into existence

appearance

noun

the time when something starts to exist or be seen

conception

noun

the time when someone creates a new idea or thing

outset

noun

the start of something

starting point

noun

something that you use as the first stage in a discussion, learning process, or other activity

onset

noun

the beginning of something, especially something bad

commencement

noun

the beginning of something

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