Meaning of start-up

start-up

Pronunciation: (stärt'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the beginning of a new project or venture, esp. to an investment made to initiate such a project, as in a commercial or industrial enterprise: high start-up costs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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