startup

or start-up

[ stahrt-uhp ]
/ ˈstɑrtˌʌp /

noun

the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project: a small, 5-month-old internet startup.

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for startup

start up

verb (adverb)

to come or cause to come into being for the first time; originate
(intr) to spring or jump suddenly from a position or place
to set in or go into motion, activity, etche started up the engine; the orchestra started up

adjective start-up

of or relating to input, usually financial, made to establish a new project or businessa start-up mortgage

noun start-up

a business enterprise that has been launched recently
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Idioms and Phrases with startup

start up

1

Begin to operate, especially a machine or engine, as in Start up the motor so we can get going. [First half of 1900s]

2

Move suddenly or begin an activity, as in When the alarm rang I started up. [Early 1200s]

3

Organize a new enterprise, as in Starting up a business requires considerable capital. [Second half of 1900s]

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