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Pronunciation:  ur`ijun'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  2. [n]  an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

ORIGINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: creation, foundation, founding, inception, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, origin
 See Also: beginning, beginning, cause, commencement, germination, overture, preliminary, prelude, start



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*rig`i*na"tion\, n. [L. originatio.]
1. The act or process of bringing or coming into existence;
   first production. ``The origination of the universe.''

         What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination.

2. Mode of production, or bringing into being.

         This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit,
         butterflies, after the common origination of all
         caterpillars.                         --Ray.

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