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belonging

[ bih-lawng-ing, -long- ]
/ bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, -ˈlɒŋ- /
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noun
something that belongs.
belongings, possessions; goods; personal effects.
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Origin of belonging

First recorded in 1595–1605; belong + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM belonging

un·be·long·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for belonging

belonging
/ (bɪˈlɒŋɪŋ) /

noun
secure relationship; affinity (esp in the phrase a sense of belonging)
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