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startup

or start-up

[stahrt-uhp]
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noun
  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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adjective
  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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Had I been condemned to death I would not have expected a man to startup and take my place.

  • Mr Startup was also a very good young man, but he was of a fiery calibre, whereas Frigidy was naturally mild.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope

  • Startup was already an open-air preacher, whereas Frigidy lacked nerve to speak a word above his breath.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope

  • On such an occasion as this no servant, no friend, no Mr Startup, was allowed to interfere with her filial piety.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope