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beginningnoun [C/U]

 us   /bɪˈɡɪn·ɪŋ/
the first part of something that continues
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beginningnoun

uk   /bɪˈɡɪn.ɪŋ/  us   /bɪˈɡɪn.ɪŋ/
A2 [C usually singular, U] the first part of something or the start of something: Notes on how to use this dictionary can be found at the beginning of the book. She sat down and read the book straight through from beginning to end. I enjoyed my job at/in the beginning (= when I started it), but I'm bored with it now.
[C often plural] the origin of something, or the place, time, or way in which something started: The city had its beginnings in Roman times.

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