beginning


beginning
I. noun Date: 12th century 1. the point at which something begins ; start 2. the first part 3. origin, source 4. a rudimentary stage or early period — usually used in plural II. adjective Date: 1576 1. just starting out <
a beginning writer
>
2. a. being first or the first part <
the beginning chapters
>
b. introductory <
beginning chemistry
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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