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Definitions of origin

  1. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The beginning of anything; birth; parentage; source; cause; as, the origin of the trouble; derivation; as, the word is of Latin origin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, that which is attached to the more fixed part of the skeleton. 2. The starting point of a cranial or spinal nerve; the former have two origins: the ental, deep, or real o., the cellgroup in the brain or medulla, whence the fibers of the nerve begin, and the ectal, superficial, or apparent o., the point where the nerve emerges from the brain. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Cause of growth or development. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. The rising or first existence of anything: that from which anything first proceeds: cause: derivation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Beginning; source; cause. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Beginning; source; cause; parentage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The beginning of anything; source; course. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. First existence or beginning; derivation; cause; root; source. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; in contradistinction to insertion. dictgcide_fs
  19. or'i-jin, n. the rising or first existence of anything: that from which anything first proceeds: (math.) the fixed starting-point: cause: derivation.--adjs. ORIG'INABLE; ORIG'INAL, pertaining to the origin or beginning: first in order or existence: in the author's own words or from the artist's own pencil: not copied: not translated: having the power to originate, as thought.--n. origin: first copy: the precise language used by a writer: an untranslated tongue: a person of marked individuality.--ns. ORIGINAL'ITY, ORIG'INALNESS, quality or state of being original or of originating ideas.--adv. ORIG'INALLY.--v.t. ORIG'IN[=A]TE, to give origin to: to bring into existence.--v.i. to have origin: to begin.--n. ORIGIN[=A]'TION, act of originating or of coming into existence: mode of production.--adj. ORIG'IN[=A]TIVE, having power to originate or bring into existence.--n. ORIG'IN[=A]TOR. [Fr. origine--L. origo, originis--or[=i]ri, to rise.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Derivation, beginning or rising from something, person\'s extraction, source, starting-point. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The more fixed end of a muscle. The central (deep o.) origin of a nerve; also (superficial o.) the point of its emergence from the center. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. That from which anything arises or takes its beginning; a source; a starting point [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. n. [Latin] First existence or beginning of any thing ;- that from which any thing primarily proceeds; source; spring; fountain; cause; rise; derivation; root. Cabinet Dictionary

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