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Synonyms for origin
ˈɔr ɪ dʒɪn, ˈɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)

    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:
    extraction, start, get-go, showtime, seed, parentage, ascendent, base, pedigree, offset, tooth root, reference, theme, ascendant, informant, root system, rootage, first, etymon, germ, radical, root, kickoff, descent, stemma, source, ancestor, inception, antecedent, stock, origination, author, lineage, reservoir, line, outset, line of descent, stem, root word, starting time, bloodline, generator, solution, ancestry, beginning, commencement, blood, blood line

  2. origin, descent, extraction(noun)

    properties attributable to your ancestry

    "he comes from good origins"

    Synonyms:
    fall, rootage, parentage, declination, lineage, downslope, root, declension, stock, ancestry, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, decline, declivity, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, bloodline, origination, filiation, beginning

  3. origin, origination, inception(noun)

    an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

    Synonyms:
    rootage, innovation, parentage, instauration, lineage, introduction, root, stock, creation, ancestry, founding, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, initiation, bloodline, origination, foundation, beginning, institution

  4. origin(noun)

    the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

    Synonyms:
    rootage, parentage, lineage, root, stock, ancestry, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, bloodline, origination, beginning

  5. origin(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    rootage, parentage, lineage, root, stock, ancestry, stemma, descent, blood, extraction, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, bloodline, origination, beginning

  6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

    Synonyms:
    personal credit line, inception, cable, business, billet, stemma, origination, rakehell, store, beginning, ancestry, filiation, roue, agate line, lineage, crinkle, stock, telephone circuit, declivity, farm animal, linage, seam, inventory, bloodline, root, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, production line, job, occupation, assembly line, parenthood, contrast, downslope, gillyflower, birth, product line, livestock, line of work, blood, bank line, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, rake, melody, decline, derivation, strain, neckcloth, dividing line, rootage, transmission line, breed, ocellus, gunstock, line of descent, argumentation, profligate, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, fund, rip, line of business, pedigree, extraction, declination, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, line of products, stock certificate, fall, communication channel, caudex, telephone line, credit line, declension, source, broth, line of reasoning, tune, note, simple eye, argument

Wiktionary

  1. origin(noun)

    The source of a river, information, goods, etc.

    Synonyms:
    source

  2. origin(noun)

    Synonyms:
    zero vector

  3. origin(noun)

    Antonyms:
    insertion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. origin

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, initiation, opening, outset, rise, source, spring, start

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. origin

    Synonyms:
    source, commencement, spring, cause, derivation, rise, beginning

    Antonyms:
    termination, conclusion, extinction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. origin(n.)

    Synonyms:
    source, rise, spring, beginning, commencement, birth, cradle, original, fountain-head, starting-point

  2. origin(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cause, occasion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. origin(n)

    Synonyms:
    source, beginning, derivation, rise, origination

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How to use origin in a sentence?

  1. Karen Parker:

    Autism is a brain disorder, if we’re thinking about what we call the biomarkers of disease, ideally we want to take it as close to the origin of disease as possible.

  2. Staff Chairman Mark Milley:

    I would just say, at this point, it's inconclusive although the weight of evidence seems to indicate natural( origin). But we don't know for certain.

  3. Immigration Peter Dutton:

    It does not alter Australia’s border protection policies – they remain unchanged, those in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre found to be refugees are able to resettle in Papua New Guinea. Those found not to be refugees should return to their country of origin.

  4. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.


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