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  1. [noun] the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"

  2. [noun] the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
    Synonyms: commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset

  3. [noun] the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"

  4. [noun] the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
    Synonyms: origin, root, rootage, source

  5. [noun] the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
    Synonyms: start, commencement

  6. [adjective] serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
    Synonyms: first


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