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be·gin·ning

beginning

 
pronunciation:
b gI nIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first part of something.
The beginning of the story is a little boring, but then the book gets really good.
synonyms:
onset, outset, start
antonyms:
conclusion, end, ending
similar words:
birth, commencement, first, introduction, kickoff, rise, seed, source
definition 2: the earliest time at which something happens or exists.
She loved her dance lessons from the very beginning.
synonyms:
onset, outset, start
antonyms:
close, end
similar words:
birth, commencement, dawn, institution, origin, seed