1. [ noun ] (linguistics) the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
Synonyms: termination

"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
Synonyms: suffix postfix
Related terms: affix inflectional_suffix
3. [ noun ] the act of ending something
Synonyms: conclusion termination

"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
Synonyms: end

"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
Synonyms: finish conclusion

"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
Similar spelling:   entwine