Definition of Starting

1. Noun. A turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning). "His starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"

Exact synonyms: Start
Generic synonyms: Play, Turn
Derivative terms: Start, Start

2. Adjective. (especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear. "With eyes starting from their sockets"
Similar to: Protrusive

3. Adjective. Appropriate to the beginning or start of an event. "Hands in the starting position"
Similar to: Opening

Definition of Starting

1. Verb. (present participle of start) ¹

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Definition of Starting

1. start [v] - See also: start

Lexicographical Neighbors of Starting

starter dough
starter doughs
starter marriage
starter marriages
starter motor
starter strip
starter strips
starting (current term)
starting berth
starting block
starting buffer
starting five
starting fives
starting gate
starting gun
starting handle
starting line
starting motor
starting pitcher
starting pitchers
starting point
starting points

Literary usage of Starting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"What must the applied voltage be to obtain full-load torque and what will be the starting currents in the motor winding and in the line? ..."

2. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Speed control of induction motors deals with two problems: to produce a high torque over a wide range of speed down to standstill, for starting and ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"Another distinctive principle of the auto-kinetic system is that which has already been noticed, namely, the "starting" and "transmitting" wire traversing ..."

4. Journal by United States Congress Senate (1895)
"The starting apparatus consists of— 1. A hand pump, used for introducing the ... Before starting it is necessary to see that all parts of the engine are ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"starting torque. Star Current in Polyphase System.— (1) A current between any line or terminal of a polyphase system and the neutral point. ..."

6. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"starting a shunt motor. opens the circuit at A instead of at C and the spark ... In starting up the handle should be held on C for a short time to allow the ..."

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