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"ending" in British English

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endingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈen.dɪŋ/
  • ending noun [C] (STORY)

B1 the last ​part of a ​story: People ​wantlovestories with happy endings.

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  • ending noun [C] (WORD)

B1 a ​partadded to the end of a word: To make the ​plural of "​dog", you ​add the ​plural ending -s.
(Definition of ending from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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endingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈen·dɪŋ/
the last ​part of a ​process, esp. the way in which something ​stopsexisting: The movie’s ending is so ​romantic! grammar An ending is a ​partadded to a word that ​changesitsmeaning: To make “​dog” ​plural, you ​add the ending “-s.”
(Definition of ending from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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