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“… by the eye the onset of World War two …”

meanings of onset


  1. A setting about; a beginning.
  2. The initial phase of a disease or condition, in which symptoms first become apparent.
  3. The initial portion of a syllable, preceding the syllable nucleus.
  4. Anything added, such as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
  5. An attack; an assault especially of an army.
  6. The beginning of a musical note or other sound, in which the amplitude rises from zero to an initial peak.


  1. To assault; to set upon.
  2. To set about; to begin.

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