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    origin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word origin

    Definition
    (noun) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Synonyms : beginning , root , rootage , source
    Example Sentence
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
    Definition
    (noun) properties attributable to your ancestry
    Synonyms : descent , extraction
    Example Sentence
    • he comes from good origins
    Definition
    (noun) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    Synonyms : inception , origination
    Definition
    (noun) the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero Definition
    (noun) the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
    Example Sentence
    • the rumor had its origin in idle gossip
    • vegetable origins
    • mineral origin
    • origin in sensation
    Definition
    (noun) the descendants of one individual
    Example Sentence
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
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