Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A conclusion or termination.
  • n. A concluding part; a finale: a happy ending.
  • n. Grammar The final morpheme added to a word base to make an inflectional form, such as -ed in walked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of end.
  • n. A termination or conclusion.
  • n. The last part of something.
  • n. The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death.
  • n. The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bringing or coming to an end; termination, as of life; conclusion.
  • n. In grammar, the terminating syllable or letter of a word; the termination, whether of declension, of conjugation, or of derivation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of ending something
  • n. event whose occurrence ends something
  • n. the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
  • n. the last section of a communication
  • n. the point in time at which something ends

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  • Yudhoyono aims to expand Southeast Asia's largest economy at an annual average rate of 6.6 percent through the remainder of his term ending in 2014, partly by boosting investment in roads, railways and ports.

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  • Indonesia is one step away from its first investment-grade credit rating in more than a decade as Yudhoyono targets growth of as much as 6.6 percent on average through the remainder of his term ending in 2014.

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  • Indonesia is one step away from its first investment-grade credit rating in more than a decade, as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono targets growth of as much as 6.6 percent on average through the remainder of his term ending in 2014.

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  • The Board of Directors, based on Audit Committee's motion, proposes that the Annual General Meeting elects Public Accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy as the company's Auditor for the term ending at the closing of the Annual General Meeting of 2013.

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  • The Committee proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the current Board members Seppo Paatelainen, Timo Aukia, Petri Niemisvirta, Kai Seikku, Erkki Solja, Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén and Harri Suutari be re-elected to the Board of Directors for the term ending at the close of the following ordinary annual general meeting.

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  • The Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the current Board members Seppo Paatelainen, Petri Niemisvirta, Timo Aukia, Kai Seikku, Erkki Solja, Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén and Harri Suutari be re-elected to the Board of Directors for the term ending at the close of the following ordinary annual general meeting.

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