|1.||[ noun ] (linguistics) the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)|
"I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
|Related terms:||morpheme inflectional_suffix|
|2.||[ noun ] (linguistics) an affix that is added at the end of the word|
|Related terms:||affix inflectional_suffix|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of ending something|
"the termination of the agreement"
|Related terms:||change_of_state destruction closure killing abortion completion adjournment dismissal liquidation dissolution overthrow fade retirement discontinuance abolition deactivation extinction demonetization relinquishment withdrawal release conclude|
|4.||[ noun ] the point in time at which something ends|
"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"
|Related terms:||beginning middle point death death stopping_point termination terminus_ad_quem fag_end year-end last_gasp cease period terminate end end|
|5.||[ noun ] event whose occurrence ends something|
"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
|Related terms:||beginning happening victory result end defeat destruction stop foregone_conclusion finish Z end finish end|
|6.||[ noun ] (fine art,writing) the last section of a communication|
|Synonyms:||end close closing conclusion|
"in conclusion I want to say..."
|Related terms:||section finale epilogue peroration anticlimax epilogue narration address terminate end end|