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Or´i`gin
n.1.
1.The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
This mixed system of opinion and sentiment had its origin in the ancient chivalry.
- Burke.
2.That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
3.(Anat.) The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion.
Origin of coördinate axes
(Math.) the point where the axes intersect. See Note under Ordinate.
I think he would have set out just as he did, with the origin of ideas - the proper starting point of a grammarian, who is to treat of their signs.
- Tooke.
Famous Greece,
That source of art and cultivated thought
Which they to Rome, and Romans hither, brought.
- Waller.
Noun1.origin - 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 - properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
Synonyms: descent, extraction
3.origin - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
4.origin - the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
5.origin - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
A, alpha, ancestry, babyhood, base, basis, beginnings, birthplace, blast-off, blood, childhood, comparative linguistics, conception, cradle, creation, cutting edge, dawn, dawning, descent, edge, eponymy, establishment, etymology, extraction, flying start, folk etymology, fount, fountain, fresh start, freshman year, genealogy, genesis, grass roots, head, heritage, historical linguistics, inauguration, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, incunabula, institution, jump-off, kick-off, launch, launching, leading edge, lineage, maternity, nascence, nascency, nativity, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, original, origination, origins, outbreak, outset, parturition, paternity, pedigree, pregnancy, provenance, provenience, radical, radix, rise, root, running start, semantic history, send-off, setting in motion, setting-up, square one, start-off, starting point, stem, stock, take-off, taproot, well, wellspring, whence, word history, youth
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origanum
Origanum dictamnus
Origanum majorana
Origanum vulgare
Origen
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Origin of coordinate axes
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