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Dictionary definition for: Beginning

1. (n) the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"

2. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start" "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

3. (n) the first part or section of something; "It was a dark and stormy night" is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

4. (n) the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism''s Russian root"

5. (n) the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

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