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ending

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Grammar
end‧ing
1AL [countable] the way that a story, film, activity etc finishes
happy/perfect/surprise etc ending
a story with a happy ending
ending to
Coffee is the perfect ending to a meal.
2 [uncountable] when a process stops or is finished, or when you finish it
ending of
the first elections since the ending of the dictatorship
3SLG [countable] the last part of a word:
Verbal nouns have the ending -ing.

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