[ US /ˈɔɹədʒən/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒɹɪd‍ʒˌɪn/ ]
  1. the descendants of one individual
    his entire lineage has been warriors
  2. the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
  3. the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
    the rumor had its origin in idle gossip
    mineral origin
    vegetable origins
    origin in sensation
  4. the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    communism's Russian root
    Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
  5. properties attributable to your ancestry
    he comes from good origins
  6. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
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How To Use origin In A Sentence

  • The critics call its recipes bland, unhelpful, unoriginal and unhealthy. The Sun
  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • The fin's origin is relatively far behind the pelvic fin insertion.
  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • I am from the Jewish origin and I can talk a lot about Jewish trends including a paranoidal fear that 'someone will get us this time.' OpEdNews - Diary: Black Americans Don't Get It
  • I'm looking forward to the Gehry building, though, even though it's been watered down a bit from its original design.
  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • It was part of Rolls-Royce, one of the world's largest manufacturers of jet engines, which grew out of the original car-making company founded by Henry Rolls.
  • I'm currently enjoying the odd effect of chancing across spoken word excerpts in the original Italian.
  • However, I have no idea where this phrase originated and why we use it.
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