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onset vs. outset

[ on-set, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn- /

noun
  1. a beginning or start: the onset of winter.
  2. an assault or attack: an onset of the enemy.
  3. the segment of a syllable preceding the nucleus, as the gr in great.
[ out-set ]
/ ˈaʊtˌsɛt /

noun
  1. the beginning or start: I wanted to explain the situation at the outset.
  2. outsert.

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