Origination - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌrɪdʒəˈneɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word origination
Brit.  |ərɪdʒɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word origination

noun

- an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events (syn: inception, origin)
- the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new (syn: creation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction)

Examples

These stories originated during earlier times.

The book originated as a series of lectures.

The sound seemed to originate from outside the room.

The custom is believed to have originated in the western U.S.

He did not originate the idea.

The policy was originated by the previous administration.

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