ended, ending
Figures for the period ending / ended 31 December. In referring to periods of time, ended is used to denote the terminal date when the time is in the past, and ending when the time is in the future or (in current use) in the past; so ending is never wrong. The word used of the initial date is always beginning, never begun.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Ending — End ing, n. 1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d {Case}, 5. [1913 Webster] {Ending day}, day of death.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ending —   [englisch, endɪȖ; wörtlich »beenden, abschließen«], meist zweitaktige Schlusswendung in einem Arrangement bzw. einer Improvisation; kann als Höhepunkt gesteigert werden, aber auch verklingen (ausblenden). Als Endings werden auch Akkordfolgen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ending — [en′diŋ] n. [OE endung: see END2] 1. an end; specif., a) the last part; finish; conclusion b) death 2. Gram. the letter(s) or syllable(s) added to the end of a word or base to make a derived or inflected form [“ ed” …   English World dictionary

  • ending — index cessation (termination), close (conclusion), conclusion (outcome), defeasance, denouement …   Law dictionary

  • ending — O.E. endunge, prp. of END (Cf. end) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ending — n *end, termination, terminus Ana, Ant & Contrasted words: see those at END n 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ending — [n] conclusion catastrophe, cessation, close, closing, closure, completion, consummation, coup de grace, culmination, denouement, desistance, dissolution, epilogue, expiration, finale, finish, lapse, omega, outcome, period, resolution, stop,… …   New thesaurus

  • ending — ► NOUN ▪ an end or final part …   English terms dictionary

  • ending — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ happy ▪ sad, tragic, unhappy ▪ bad, good ▪ dramatic ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ending — end|ing [ˈendıŋ] n 1.) the way that a story, film, activity etc finishes happy/perfect/surprise etc ending ▪ a story with a happy ending ending to ▪ Cookies and coffee are the perfect ending to a meal. 2.) [U] when a process stops or is finished …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ending */*/ — UK [ˈendɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms ending : singular ending plural endings 1) the way in which something such as a story, film, or play ends Children usually prefer books with a happy ending. 2) a time when something stops permanently… …   English dictionary

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