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Origin meaning

origin - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
  2. 2. That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
  3. 3. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion.
  4. 4. Beginning; source; cause.

origin - examples of usage

  1. He saw the look of terror in her face, and without understanding its origin, took her hand in his. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Their origin and significance will be rendered clearer if we divide them according to the fault of development in individual cases. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. There is hardly an opinion on the subject of descent with modification which does not find support in some one passage or another of the " Origin of Species." - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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