onset

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noun on·set \ˈȯn-ˌset, ˈän-\

Definition of onset

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

  2. 2 :  beginning, commencement the onset of winter the onset of age-related diseases

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>

Circa 1522

First Known Use of onset

circa 1522


ONSET Defined for English Language Learners

onset

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noun on·set \ˈȯn-ˌset, ˈän-\

Definition of onset for English Language Learners

  • : the beginning of something


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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