Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun origin

6 senses of origin

Sense 1
beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (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")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 2
origin, descent, extraction -- (properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins")
       => ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation -- (inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline)

Sense 3
origin, origination, inception -- (an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events)
       => beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")

Sense 4
origin -- (the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero)
       => intersection -- (a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations)

Sense 5
origin -- (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")
       => source -- ((technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide")

Sense 6
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock -- (the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors")
       => genealogy, family tree -- (successive generations of kin)

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