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Dictionary Definition

ending

Noun

1 the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending" [syn: termination]
2 the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement" [syn: termination, conclusion]
3 the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: end] [ant: beginning, middle]
4 event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show" [syn: conclusion, finish] [ant: beginning]
5 the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

ending
  1. present participle of end

Noun

  1. A termination or conclusion.
  2. The last part of something.
  3. The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").

Synonyms

Translations

termination or conclusion
last part of something
grammar: last morpheme of a word

Extensive Definition

An end of an object is a point where it terminates, or stops. When the object is thought of as running in a certain direction, the end is whichever end occurs last, or is furthest from the beginning.
End may also refer to:
END may refer to:

See also

ending in German: Ende
ending in Spanish: Fin
ending in French: FIN
ending in Italian: Estremo
ending in Japanese: エンド

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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