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Is there a word for "a location you are moving away from"?

I mean basically the opposite of "destination" or "target", since those mean "a location you are moving toward".

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    Origination? Starting point? Port of embarkation? Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 3:16
  • Do you mean a location you are aiming away from — trying to avoid rather than meet? Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 4:09
  • In what context is this word to be used? World travel? The locus of a point on a graph?
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 7:48
  • See Antonym of "target". Commented Aug 9, 2022 at 14:16
  • I did see that thread already, and that's certainly related. However that seems to be more "thing you are trying to miss" rather than "origin of your movement".
    – jhocking
    Commented Aug 10, 2022 at 15:21

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Point of departure

the precise location of a vessel, established in order to set a course, especially in beginning a voyage in open water

e.g. St. Joseph solidified its status as a major point of departure for those traveling west with the completion of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad that same year.

Jumping-off point

the place where a journey begins

e.g. In Sarah Journeys West, Sarah's family's “jumping off point” is Kanesville, Iowa. It was renamed Council Bluffs in 1853.

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