beginning

[ bih-gin-ing ]
/ bɪˈgɪn ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

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Origin of beginning

First recorded in 1175–1225, beginning is from the Middle English word beginnung, begonning. See begin, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for beginning

beginning
/ (bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ) /

noun

a start; commencement
(often plural) a first or early part or stage
the place where or time when something starts
an origin; source
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