phonetic symbol: / bɪɡɪ́nɪŋ / 
base form as verb → begin

beginning - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of starting something
・he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
commencement , start

[ noun ]
■ the first part or section of something
・`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story

[ noun ]
■ the event consisting of the start of something
・the beginning of the war

[ noun ]
■ the place where something begins, where it springs into being
・the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
origin , root , rootage , source

[ noun ]
■ the time at which something is supposed to begin
commencement , first , get-go , kickoff , offset , outset , showtime , start , starting time

[ adjective satellite ]
■ serving to begin
・the beginning canto of the poem

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