Definition of 'onset'
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The age of onset is under 20 or over 55? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The deer often came down to feed near the coast before the onset of winter. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)Indeed the age of onset is getting younger and younger. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)They found a link between the bacteria responsible for gum disease and early onset arthritis. The Sun (2014)This delays the onset of the fourth age of dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How should we view the onset of old age? Christianity Today (2000)One of the projects on which he was working was a chip to detect the early onset of heart disease. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Early baldness can be linked to early onset heart disease so he needs to look after his heart and circulation now. The Sun (2013)We are witnessing an ongoing adjustment of the fiscal and structural imbalances built up before and after the onset of the crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's no evidence the number with early onset is growing. The Sun (2015)Or maybe it's the early onset of some appalling degenerative neurological disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So don't dread the official onset of winter at the end of this month. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Age of onset is generally 14 years and older. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The relationship seemed fragile at best, but the onset of war ruined any hope of marital rapprochement. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The clocks go back tomorrow morning, alerting us to the onset of winter and the arrival of higher fuel bills. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Take, for example, the situation before the onset of the crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Greece has been through traumatic times, with a collapse in output of more than 25 per cent since the onset of the crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'onset'
British English: onset NOUN
The onset of something is the beginning of it, used especially to refer to something unpleasant.
Most of the passes have been closed with the onset of winter.
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