Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) properties attributable to your ancestry
  2. (noun, cognition) the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
  3. (noun, event) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
  4. (noun, group) the descendants of one individual
  5. (noun, location) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    communism's Russian root
  6. (noun, process) the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
    vegetable origins
    mineral origin
    origin in sensation

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Origin of the word Origin

  1. early 15c., from Fr. origine, from L. originem "rise, beginning, source," from oriri "to rise" (see orchestra). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Origin

oarsman, oarswoman, orasone, oregano, oregon, oregonian, organ, organon, orgasm, origami, origanum, origen, orison, orogeny

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