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origin

origin as in 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"

Synonyms

  • beginningserving to begin; the event consisting of the start of something; the time at which something is supposed to begin; the first part or section of something; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; the act of starting something
  • roottake root and begin to grow; come into existence, originate; cheer for; plant by the roots ; dig with the snout; become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; cause to take roots ; (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number ; the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation ; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) ; a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes ; the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair
  • rootagefixedness by or as if by roots; a developed system of roots ; the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  • sourceget (a product) from another country or business; specify the origin of; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; anything that provides inspiration for later work ; a facility where something is available ; a person who supplies information ; someone who originates or causes or initiates something; (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
origin as in properties attributable to your ancestry
  • "he comes from good origins"

Synonyms

  • descenta movement downward ; properties attributable to your ancestry; the act of changing your location in a downward direction ; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; a downward slope or bend ; the descendants of one individual
  • extractionthe process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means ; properties attributable to your ancestry; the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
origin as in an event that is a beginning
  • "a first part or stage of subsequent events"

Synonyms

  • originationan event that is a beginning; the act of starting something for the first time
  • inceptionan event that is a beginning
origin as in the point of intersection of coordinate axes
  • "where the values of the coordinates are all zero"
origin as in the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
  • "the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"
  • "vegetable origins"
  • "mineral origin"
  • "origin in sensation"
origin as in the descendants of one individual
  • "his entire lineage has been warriors"

Synonyms

  • lineagethe descendants of one individual; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; the number of lines in a piece of printed material ; a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted ; inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  • linebe in line with; cover the interior of; make a mark or lines on a surface; mark with lines; fill plentifully; reinforce with fabric; a formation of people or things one beside another; a mark that is long relative to its width; a formation of people or things one behind another; a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum ; a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power ; a connected series of events or actions or developments; a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent ; a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface; a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed ; a telephone connection ; acting in conformity; the descendants of one individual; something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; in games or sports; (often plural) a means of communication or access; a particular kind of product or merchandise; a commercial organization serving as a common carrier ; space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising ; the maximum credit that a customer is allowed ; a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress; a short personal letter; a conceptual separation or distinction; mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
  • line of descentthe kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; the descendants of one individual
  • descenta movement downward ; properties attributable to your ancestry; the act of changing your location in a downward direction ; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors ; a downward slope or bend ; the descendants of one individual
  • bloodlinethe descendants of one individual; ancestry of a purebred animal
  • blood linethe descendants of one individual
  • bloodsmear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill ; the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; temperament or disposition; a dissolute man in fashionable society ; the descendants of one individual; people viewed as members of a group
  • pedigreehaving a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal ; the descendants of one individual; line of descent of a purebred animal ; ancestry of a purebred animal
  • ancestrythe descendants of one individual; inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  • parentagethe state of being a parent; the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents ; the descendants of one individual
  • stemmaa tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work ; the descendants of one individual; an eye having a single lens
  • stockrepeated too often; routine; regularly and widely used or sold; have on hand; equip with a stock; supply with fish; supply with livestock; amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use; provide or furnish with a stock of something; put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); the merchandise that a shop has on hand; the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; a supply of something available for future use; the descendants of one individual; a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; the reputation and popularity a person has; persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant ; a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers ; any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia ; lumber used in the construction of something; the handle end of some implements or tools; an ornamental white cravat ; any animals kept for use or profit