origin definition

  • noun:
    • the point where some thing has presence or from where it derives or is derived.
    • Ancestry: "We cannot escape our origins, nonetheless hard we decide to try” ( James Baldwin).
    • the simple fact of originating; increase or derivation: The rumor had its beginning in an impulsive comment.
    • Anatomy the purpose of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
    • Mathematics The point of intersection of coordinate axes, such as the Cartesian coordinate system.
    • The beginning of something.
    • the origin of a river, information, goods, etc.
    • The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect
    • The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that won't be relocated by the action of this muscle mass.
    • an arbitrary point on our planet's surface, selected as zero for a method of coordinates.
    • ancestry
    • the very first presence or beginning of any such thing; the delivery.
    • That from where any such thing mostly continues; the fountain; the spring; the main cause; the event.
    • the idea of accessory or end of a muscle which will be fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion.
    • start of presence; rise or very first manifestation; first stage or sign to be or presence.
    • That from which anything derives its being or nature; supply of being or existence; cause or occasion; water feature; resource: as, the origins of a nation.
    • therefore, parentage; ancestry; pedigree; extraction; beginning.
    • In mathematics, the fixed starting-point where dimension or motion starts; particularly, in analytical geometry, the point from where the coördinates tend to be calculated.
    • In structure: The proximal, larger, or maybe more fixed one of the two ends or attachments of a muscle; the component or spot whence a muscle typically functions: opposed to insertion.
    • where anything starts, where it springs into being
    • the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where in fact the values of this coordinates are typical zero
    • the descendants of one specific
    • an event which a new; an initial component or phase of subsequent occasions
    • properties owing to your ancestry
    • the source of some thing's presence or from which it derives or is derived
  • others:
    • To give rise to; originate; initiate.
    • To arise; originate.

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