Etymology
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ending (n.)

"a coming to an end," early 14c., verbal noun from end (v.). Meaning "the end part (of something)" is from c. 1400. Old English had endunge "ending, end, death."

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Definitions of ending

ending (n.)
the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme);
I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
Synonyms: termination
ending (n.)
the act of ending something;
Synonyms: termination / conclusion
ending (n.)
the point in time at which something ends;
the ending of warranty period
Synonyms: end
ending (n.)
event whose occurrence ends something;
his death marked the ending of an era
Synonyms: conclusion / finish
ending (n.)
the last section of a communication;
Synonyms: conclusion / end / close / closing
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