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origin

 
Noun origin has 5 senses
  1. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source - 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"
    --1 is a kind of point
    --1 has particulars:
     derivation; spring; fountainhead, headspring, head; headwaters; wellhead, wellspring; jumping-off place, point of departure; birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance; home; point source; trail head, trailhead
    Derived form: verb originate3
  2. origin, descent, extraction - properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
    --2 is a kind of ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
    --2 has particulars: full blood
  3. origin, origination, inception - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    --3 is a kind of beginning
    --3 has particulars:
     germination; cause; preliminary, overture, prelude; emanation, rise, procession
    Derived forms: verb originate3, verb originate1, verb originate2
  4. origin - the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
    --4 is a kind of
    intersection
  5. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    --5 is a kind of genealogy, family tree
    --5 has particulars:
     family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry; breed; side
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