Definition - origins

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  1. 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. 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"
  3. properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
  4. the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
  5. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
  6. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

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