What does origin mean?

Definitions for origin
ˈɔr ɪ dʒɪn, ˈɒr-ori·gin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. origin, descent, extractionnoun

    properties attributable to your ancestry

    "he comes from good origins"

  3. origin, origination, inceptionnoun

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

  4. originnoun

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

  5. originnoun

    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"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. originnoun

    The beginning of something.

    Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.

  2. originnoun

    The source of a river, information, goods, etc.

    Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.

  3. originnoun

    The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect

    Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.

  4. originnoun

    The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.

    Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.

  5. originnoun

    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.

  6. originnoun

    ancestry

    Etymology: From origine, from origo, from oriri; see orient.

Freebase

  1. Origin

    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

  1. Origin

    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, originisorīri, to rise.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. origin

    Beginning point of a deployment where unit or non-unit-related cargo or personnel are located.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. origin

    Merchant ships claiming benefit for importation, must obtain and produce certificates of origin, in respect to the goods they claim for. (See PRODUCTION.)

Editors Contribution

  1. origin

    A point or location.

    The origin of football is well known and understood.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'origin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3297

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'origin' in Nouns Frequency: #966

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of origin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of origin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of origin in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villalon:

    It is worth living, knowing your origin is from a good lineage and honorable bloodline.

  2. Vlado Azinovic:

    Once a destination country for foreign fighters in the 1990s, Bosnia is now the country of origin for volunteers in other people's wars.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened, certainly, the people who investigated it say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else, and we need to find that out. So, you know, that's the reason why I said I'm perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus.

  4. Horace Mann:

    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.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We may allow the idea of The Origin Sin to endlessly haunt our minds, but we are well ensured that it is not our concern.

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