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Definition 1: properties attributable to your ancestry - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where origin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he comes from good origins

Synonyms for origin in the sense of this definition

(origin is a kind of ...) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

(... is a kind of origin ) descent from parents both of one pure breed

Definition 2: the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero - [noun denoting cognition]

(origin is a kind of ...) a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations

Definition 3: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for origin in the sense of this definition

(origin is a kind of ...) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of origin ) the origin of some development

"the germination of their discontent"

(... is a kind of origin ) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

(... is a kind of origin ) something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

"training is a necessary preliminary to employment" "drinks were the overture to dinner"

(... is a kind of origin ) (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

"the emanation of the Holy Spirit" "the rising of the Holy Ghost" "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

Definition 4: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

Samples where origin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for origin in the sense of this definition

(origin is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of origin ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of origin ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 5: the place where something begins, where it springs into being - [noun denoting location]

Samples where origin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for origin in the sense of this definition

(origin is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of origin ) the beginning of a trail

(... is a kind of origin ) a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted

(... is a kind of origin ) place where something began and flourished

"the United States is the home of basketball"

(... is a kind of origin ) where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

"the birthplace of civilization"

(... is a kind of origin ) a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched

"one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him" "my point of departure was San Francisco"

(... is a kind of origin ) the source of water for a well

(... is a kind of origin ) the source of a river

"the headwaters of the Nile"

(... is a kind of origin ) the source of water from which a stream arises

"they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"

(... is a kind of origin ) a point at which water issues forth

(... is a kind of origin ) the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

"he prefers shoes of Italian derivation" "music of Turkish derivation"

Definition 6: the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived - [noun denoting process]

Samples where origin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rumor had its origin in idle gossip
  • vegetable origins
  • mineral origin
  • origin in sensation

(origin is a kind of ...) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

"a heat source" "a source of carbon dioxide"

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