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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·gin·ning /bɪˈgɪnɪŋ/
 U開端,開始;C起源

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 beginning
 期初

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 Beginning
 開始 BGN(G)

From: Network Terminology

 beginning
 開始 期初

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·gin·ning n.
 1. The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.   --Gen. i. 1.
 2. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
    I am . . . the beginning and the ending.   --Rev. i. 8.
 3. That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
    Mighty things from small beginnings grow.   --Dryden.
 4. Enterprise. “To hinder our beginnings.”
 Syn: -- Inception; prelude; opening; threshold; origin; outset; foundation.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·gin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Began Begun p. pr. & vb. n. Beginning ]
 1. To have or commence an independent or first existence; to take rise; to commence.
    Vast chain of being! which from God began.   --Pope.
 2. To do the first act or the first part of an action; to enter upon or commence something new, as a new form or state of being, or course of action; to take the first step; to start. “Tears began to flow.”
    When I begin, I will also make an end.   --1 Sam. iii. 12.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 beginning
      adj : serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the
            first verse" [syn: beginning(a), first]
      n 1: the event consisting of the start of something; "the
           beginning of the war" [ant: ending]
      2: 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" [syn: commencement, first, outset, get-go,
          start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset]
         [ant: middle, end]
      3: the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and
         stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story" [ant:
         middle, end]
      4: 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"
         [syn: origin, root, rootage, source]
      5: the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the
         beginning of negotiations" [syn: start, commencement]
         [ant: finish]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 beginning
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