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initial point

1. The first point at which a moving target is located on a plotting board.
2. A well-defined point, easily distinguishable visually and/or electronically, used as a starting point for the bomb run to the target.
3. airborne--A point close to the landing area where serials (troop carrier air formations) make final alterations in course to pass over individual drop or landing zones.
4. helicopter--An air control point in the vicinity of the landing zone from which individual flights of helicopters are directed to their prescribed landing sites.
5. Any designated place at which a column or element thereof is formed by the successive arrival of its various subdivisions, and comes under the control of the commander ordering the move. Also called IP. See also target approach point.
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According to Lemma 6, the system (6) exhibits a periodic solution, and the initial point of the periodic solution is between [C.sub.0] and [D.sub.0].
Further, let L([alpha]) denote the local minimizer obtained when a local algorithm is applied to problem (SS) with initial point [alpha].
The National Autistic Society report concludes that Thomas acts as an "initial point of entry" into realms as vital as speech, emotion and imagination.
"Our processes might not be sophisticated enough to catch the virus at the initial point of contact."
Jack Charlton, who also left Newcastle direct for the Republic, was the initial point of contact and then the two main men got together at the Ramside Hotel with Niall Quinn acting as the go-between.
It is important that the city council understands that the spirit behind Ald Johnstone's words still lives on here and we would like to reiterate what we have said all along - that the initial point of our approach was to recognise the excellent relationship that previously existed between the two communities with the intention of re-kindling the historic links between us.
Joanne Huldie added: "Our role is to be the initial point of contact for residents to explain the various options and to report to E5."
These days, each of our three customer groups is probably comfortable with on-line and telephone access as the initial point of contact.
and value must be in the eyes of the customers, not just at the initial point of acquisition, but through the resell cycle.' Ford Europe reported a second quarter pretax loss of pounds 314 million which brought its half-year deficit to pounds 463 million.

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