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Definitions for Origin
ˈɔr ɪ dʒɪn, ˈɒr-ori·gin
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beginning, origin, root, rootage, sourcenoun
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"
origin, descent, extractionnoun
properties attributable to your ancestry
"he comes from good origins"
origin, origination, inceptionnoun
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
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"
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stocknoun
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
The beginning of something.
The source of a river, information, goods, etc.
The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect
The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.
an arbitrary point on the earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.
Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: origine, Fr. origo, Lat.
The sacred historian only treats of the origins of terrestrial animals. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
Nature which contemns its origin,
Cannot be border’d certain in itself. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
If any station upon earth be honourable, theirs was; and their posterity therefore have no reason to blush at the memory of such an original. Francis Atterbury.
Original of beings! pow’r divine!
Since that I live and that I think, is thine. Matthew Prior.
These great orbs,
Primitive founts, and origins of light. Matthew Prior.
Compare this translation with the original, and the three first stanzas are rendered almost word for word, and not only with the same elegance, but with the same turn of expression. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 229.
External material things, as the objects of sensation; and the operations of our minds within, as the objects of reflection; are the only originals from whence all our ideas take their beginnings. John Locke.
They, like the seed from which they sprung, accurst
Against the gods immortal hatred nurst;
An impious, arrogant, and cruel brood,
Expressing their original from blood. Dryden.
In mathematics, the origin of a Euclidean space is a special point, usually denoted by the letter O, used as a fixed point of reference for the geometry of the surrounding space. In a Cartesian coordinate system, the origin is the point where the axes of the system intersect. In Euclidean geometry, the origin may be chosen freely as any convenient point of reference. The most common coordinate systems are two-dimensional and three-dimensional, composed of two and three perpendicular axes, respectively. The origin divides each of these axes into two halves, a positive and a negative semiaxis. Points can then be located with reference to the origin by giving their numerical coordinates—that is, the positions of their projections along each axis, either in the positive or negative direction. The coordinates of the origin are always all zero, for example in two dimensions and in three. The origin of the complex plane can be referred as the point where real axis and imaginary axis intersect each other. In other words, it is the point representing 0 + 0i.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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′ināte, to give origin to: to bring into existence.—v.i. to have origin: to begin.—n. Originā′tion, act of originating or of coming into existence: mode of production.—adj. Orig′inātive, having power to originate or bring into existence.—n. Orig′inātor. [Fr. origine—L. origo, originis—orīri, to rise.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Beginning point of a deployment where unit or non-unit-related cargo or personnel are located.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Merchant ships claiming benefit for importation, must obtain and produce certificates of origin, in respect to the goods they claim for. (See PRODUCTION.)
A point or location.
The origin of football is well known and understood.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Origin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3297
Rank popularity for the word 'Origin' in Nouns Frequency: #966
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The numerical value of Origin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Origin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Origin in a Sentence
I don't think it's over, i think people ultimately are going to be very disappointed that Democrats didn't hold one hearing on the origin of the virus. I've been asking for a year for the two committees I'm on that can look into this — Homeland Security and the Health Committee — asking for a hearing on the origins of the virus. It really doesn't have to be partisan.
Origin came before intent, our consciousness, source, love, hate, light, dark, speed, power or measure. Therefore our origin is or maybe unknown or even gone forever without us knowing or ever knowing.
President [Donald] Trump repeatedly mislabeled COVID with racist language, such rhetoric coincided with spikes in hate-based acts of violence and discrimination against people of Chinese or Asian origin across our country. This language has no place on this committee or anywhere in Congress.
Although we do not agree with the DOJ's and CFPB's claims against the bank, we agree, and have always believed, that there should be no discrimination based on race, national origin, gender or age in obtaining a loan.
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
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- اصل, مصدر, منشأ, منبعArabic
- počátek, původ, vznik, pramenCzech
- Quelle, Herkunft, Entstehung, Ursprung, AnfangGerman
- lähteet, alkuperä, origoFinnish
- source, origineFrench
- orijin, sousHaitian Creole
- kezdet, származás, origó, forrás, eredetHungarian
- asal usul, asalIndonesian
- 起源, 原因Japanese
- afkomst, oorsprong, herkomstDutch
- utgangspunkt, opprinnelse, origoNorwegian
- começo, nascente, origemPortuguese
- origină, origineRomanian
- нача́ло координа́т, исто́чник, исто́к, происхожде́ние, нача́лоRussian
- ìshodīšte, ìzvor, počétak, porijéklo, podrijétlo, vrȅlo, ìzvorīšteSerbo-Croatian
- origo, härkomst, källa, ursprungSwedish
- köken, orijinTurkish
- umsuka, umdabu, indabukoZulu
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