Definition of ORIGIN

noun : ORIGIN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived; "the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"; "vegetable origins"; "mineral origin"; "origin in sensation" ;

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