This might be a silly question but I try to find some logic sometimes so that I better remember group of words and these words with "Ausgang" always create me troubles! For now.
Ausgang means exit or end, similar to Ausfahrt, Austritt. So, in all these type of words, "Aus" means out, exit or similar.
Each time I come across these compound words I think at the meaning above.
BUT Ausgangslage, Ausgangsstellung, Ausgangsposition means starting position, initial position! Shouldn't the meaning be end or exit position? I always do this mistake!
I think I'm missing something here in the way I try to think. Could you help, please? Thanks.