Definitions for origin

Definitions for (noun) origin

Main entry: extraction, origin, descent

Definition: properties attributable to your ancestry

Usage: he comes from good origins

Main entry: origin

Definition: the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

Main entry: origin, origination, inception

Definition: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Main entry: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors

Main entry: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin

Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being

Usage: 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

Main entry: origin

Definition: the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived

Usage: the rumor had its origin in idle gossip; vegetable origins; mineral origin; origin in sensation

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