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onset

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noun on·set \-ˌset\

Simple Definition of onset

  • : the beginning of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of onset

  1. 1 :  attack, assault <withstand the onset of the army>

  2. 2 :  beginning, commencement <the onset of winter>

Examples of onset in a sentence

  1. <the walls withstood the onset of the first battalion>

  2. <the claim that if you take enough vitamin C at the onset of a cold, you'll often recover faster>



1535

First Known Use of onset

1535


ONSET Defined for Kids

onset

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noun on·set \ˈȯn-ˌset, ˈän-\

Definition of onset for Students

  1. 1 :  beginning 1 <the onset of winter>

  2. 2 :  2attack 1




Medical Dictionary

onset

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noun on·set \ˈȯn-ˌset, ˈän-\

Medical Definition of onset

  1. :  the initial existence or symptoms of a disease <the onset of scarlet fever>





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