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English noun: origination

1. origination (event) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events


Synonymsinception, origin


Broader (hypernym)beginning


Narrower (hyponym)cause, emanation, germination, overture, preliminary, prelude, procession, rise

2. origination (act) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


SamplesShe looked forward to her initiation as an adult.
The foundation of a new scientific society.


Synonymscreation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)authorship, paternity









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