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  1. the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
  2. a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project: a small, 5-month-old Internet startup.
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  1. of or relating to the beginning of such a venture or project, especially to an investment made to initiate it: high start-up costs for construction of a new facility.
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Origin of startup

First recorded in 1550–60; noun use of verb phrase start up
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Related Words for start-up

association, charity, company, constitution, corporation, creation, endowment, establishment, guild, inauguration, institute, institution, organization, origination, plantation, settlement, society, set-up, trusteeship

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  • Question: How might access of small business to start-up capital and other resources best be facilitated?

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

Word Origin and History for start-up


also startup, 1550s, "upstart;" meaning "action of starting up" is from 1845. See start (v.) + up (adv.).

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