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origin (plural origins)
- The beginning of something.
- The source of a river, information, goods, etc.
2013 June 14, Sam Leith, “Where the profound meets the profane”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 37:
- Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.
- (mathematics) The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect.
- (anatomy) The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.
- (cartography) An arbitrary point on Earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.
- (in the plural) Ancestry.
beginning of something
source of a river, information, goods, etc.
point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect
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