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beginning

adjective

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1 coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows
  • the beginning part of the book is a portrait of Europe on the eve of the World War I

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2 of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject
  • a course in beginning geology for nonscience majors

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beginning

noun

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the point at which something begins
  • the actual beginning of the universe is still under debate, with some scientists continuing to uphold the big bang theory

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beginning

verb
present participle of begin

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The first known use of beginning was in the 12th century

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“Beginning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beginning. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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