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commencing

[ kuh-men-sing ]
/ kəˈmɛn sɪŋ /
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noun
the act, fact, or time of starting or beginning: From the commencing of his career as a painter, his prime concerns have been people's pain and longing and the beauty of nature.
adjective
starting; beginning: She became a Junior Assistant in the local public library at a commencing salary of $45 a week—not bad for those days.
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Origin of commencing

commenc(e) + -ing1 for the noun; commenc(e) + -ing2 for the adjective
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