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/ˈôrəjən/,
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origins, plural;
  1. The beginning of something's existence
    • - a novel theory about the origin of oil
    • - the name is Norse in origin
  2. A person's social background or ancestry
    • - they will be asked about their ethnic origin
    • - a voice that betrays his Southern origins
  3. The place or situation from which something comes
    • - an indication of the country of origin
  4. The place or point where a muscle, nerve, or other body part arises, in particular

  5. The more fixed end or attachment of a muscle

  6. A place where a nerve or blood vessel begins or branches from a main nerve or blood vessel

  7. A fixed point from which coordinates are measured, as where axes intersect


  1. beginning: 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"
  2. properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
  3. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
  4. the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
  5. 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"
  6. lineage: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  7. The anatomical origin is a concept used when describing muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. ...
  8. "Origin" is episode 18 of season 5 in the television show Angel.
  9. Origin is an American death metal band from Topeka, Kansas, founded in 1998. They have been recognized by music critics and metal fans alike for combining a harsh sound with a high level of technical skill.
  10. Origin is Borknagar's seventh studio album, and is primarily an acoustic effort. Origin explores the band's more progressive and symphonic elements.
  11. Origin is a six-issue comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics from November 2001 to March 2002, written by Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada and Paul Jenkins, and illustrated by Andy Kubert (pencils) and Richard Isanove (color).
  12. Origin is the first demo CD by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on November 4, 2000 through Bigwig Enterprises. Although it is considerably referred to as a full-length album, Amy Lee explicitly refers to it as a "dressed up" demo CD. ...
  13. The beginning of something; The source 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 will not be moved by the action of that muscle; an arbitrary point on the earth's surface, chosen ...
  14. (ORIGINS) Professional musicians accompanied Hernán Cortés when he arrived in what is now Mexico in 1519. Among their instruments were the harp and the vihuela, prototypes of those later used by the mariachi. ...
  15. (ORIGINS) Where has Kevin lived? What’s been his path to here and now.
  16. (Origins) A Parish of Cambuslang in the Barony of Drumsargard – whose castle ruins may be discerned SE of Hallside - can be traced back to the instance of King Alexander II of Scotland (1214-49) when it belonged to Walter Olifard, justiciary of Lothian. ...
  17. (Origins) Blues has evolved from an unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of African-American slaves (imported from West Africa; principally Mali, Senegal; the Gambia and Ghana]) and rural blacks into a wide variety of styles and subgenres, with regional variations across the United ...
  18. (Origins) Here I have provided the original language or country, together with the form (a: adjective, v: verb, n: noun, nf: feminine, nm: masculine, nn: neutral).
  19. (Origins) In the U.S. Gen X was originally referred as the "baby bust" generation because of the small number of births following the baby boom.[citation needed] Later, the term Generation X was used, and it stuck.
  20. (Origins) Microcomputers were made possible by two technical innovations in the field of microelectronics: the integrated circuit, or IC, which was developed in 1959; and the microprocessor, which first appeared in 1971. ...
  21. (Origins) Not an acronym (compare to SEU), it means the Astronomical Search for Origins and Planetary Systems, one of the four science themes in OSS (see below). Often refers to the Origins Subcommittee (OS, see above). Harley Thronson is the Acting Science Program Director for this theme.
  22. (Origins) Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in 563 BC in Kapilavastu near the present Indian-Nepal border, the son of the ruler of a petty kingdom. ...
  23. (Origins) Tensions between Japan and the United States went back at least to the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, when Japan astonished the world by soundly defeating Russia on both the land and the sea. ...
  24. (Origins) The Jewish captives in Babylon did not have a temple or an altar, but they longed for communion with GOD. This longing is clearly reflected in Psalm 137 and Daniel 9. It was only natural for them to meet in local groups for prayer and the reading of the Scriptures.
  25. (Origins) The automatic reproduction of music can be traced back as far as the 9th century, when the Banu Musa brothers invented "the earliest known mechanical musical instrument", in this case a hydropowered organ which played interchangeable cylinders automatically. According to Charles B. ...