Meaning of “beginning” - Learner’s Dictionary

beginning

noun [ C ] us uk /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/
The film held my attention from beginning to end.We must be there by six, or else we'll miss the beginning.We encountered quite a few problems at the beginning.They showed a lot of trust in me right from the beginning.I ended up having to start the course from the beginning again.

A2 the first part of something or the start of something:

[ usually singular ] We met at the beginning of 1998.
Things went well in the beginning.

(Definition of “beginning” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)