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kickoff

Noun

1 (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
2 the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her" [syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, starting time, showtime, offset] [ant: middle, end]
3 a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at the kickoff" [syn: send-off, start-off]

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Noun

Extensive Definition

A kickoff (or kick-off) is a method of starting and restarting play in a number of sports, including:
By derivation kick-off also means the commencement of a project or an event, as if the project was a football match and when the ball was kicked off the match (project) started.
Kickoff can also refer to:
kickoff in German: Kick-Off
kickoff in Japanese: キックオフ
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