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beginning

be·gin·ning

beginning

pronunciation:
b gI nIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes pl.) the first part or origin of a thing or process; start.
synonyms:
inception, onset, origin, outset, start
antonyms:
conclusion, denouement, end, ending, stop, termination
similar words:
birth, commencement, exordium, first, fountainhead, genesis, germ, infancy, introduction, kickoff, morning, rise, seed, source
definition 2: the earliest point in time at which a thing exists or a process takes place.
synonyms:
inception, onset, outset, start
antonyms:
close, end, last
similar words:
birth, commencement, dawn, emergence, institution, origin, seed, zero hour