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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊtsɛt/
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Etymology 1Edit

From out- +‎ set, replacing earlier outsetting.

NounEdit

outset (plural outsets)

  1. The beginning or initial stage of something. [from 1759]
    He agreed and understood from the outset, so don't bother explaining again.
    • 2011 October 15, Michael Da Silva, “Wigan 1 - 3 Bolton”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Six successive defeats had left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table but, clearly under instructions to attack from the outset, Bolton started far the brighter.

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Further readingEdit

  • outset” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Etymology 2Edit

From out- +‎ set.

VerbEdit

outset (third-person singular simple present outsets, present participle outsetting, simple past and past participle outset)

  1. (Internet, CSS, transitive) To cause (a design element) to extend around the outside of something else, the opposite of being inset.

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