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What does "Origin" mean?


(n.) That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion (n.) The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth (n.) The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion

Synonyms line, stock, source, root, inception, descent, pedigree, genesis, blood, beginning, lineage, ancestry, extraction, parentage, bloodline, origination, line of descent, blood line

Example: "He comes from good origins" Example: "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"

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