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Definition of 'origin'

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  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"
       Synonyms: beginning root rootage source
  2. properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
       Synonyms: descent extraction
  3. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
       Synonyms: origination inception
  4. the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
  5. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
       Synonyms: lineage line line of descent descent bloodline blood line blood pedigree ancestry parentage stemma stock

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