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beginning

  

      n  
1    a start; commencement  
2    often pl   a first or early part or stage  
3    the place where or time when something starts  
4    an origin; source  
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beginning

  
1    birth, commencement, inauguration, inception, initiation, onset, opening, opening move, origin, outset, overture, preface, prelude, rise, rudiments, source, start, starting point  
2    embryo, fount, fountainhead, germ, root, seed  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    closing, completion, conclusion, end, ending, finish, termination  

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exp.
from the outset, from the beginning
adv.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.

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