Definition of outset noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

outset

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈaʊtset//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtset//
 
 
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Idioms
at/from the outset (of something)
 
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at/from the beginning of something I made it clear right from the outset that I disapproved. You should have made that clear right at the outset.
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