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noun [countable] ending pronunciation in British English /ˈendɪŋ/ 
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  1. 1
    the way in which something such as a story, film, or play ends

    Children usually prefer books with a happy ending.

  2. 2
    a time when something stops permanently
    ending of:

    Officials have announced the ending of price controls.

  3. 3
    the last group of letters in a word

    Many abstract nouns have the ending '-ness'.

    a plural ending

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