ending vs beginning

ending

Definitions

noun

  1. the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
  2. the act of ending something
  3. the point in time at which something ends
  4. event whose occurrence ends something
  5. the last section of a communication

Examples

Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010.

Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

She promised coolth in San Francisco, where Julia had set her heart on spending the night.

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beginning

Definitions

noun

  1. the time at which something is supposed to begin
  2. the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  3. the first part or section of something
  4. the event consisting of the start of something
  5. the act of starting something

adjective

  1. serving to begin

Examples

Roderick Little, a University of Michigan biostatistician, will become associate director for statistical methodology and standards at the Census Bureau beginning in September.

It wasn't just the obvious favouritism towards their own daughter that ticked him off either, that wasn't even the beginning of it.

First, the entire science of astronomy had depended on careful measurement from the very beginning.

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