- the point of derivation.
- the more fixed portion of a muscle.
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Example sentences from the Web for origin
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
Some of the more notorious “green on blue” attacks have their origin in such outraged honor.
The virus had to come from somewhere, but no one could figure out its origin.
Roughly 40 percent of Americans seem to endorse some Creationist concept of history and origin.Surprise! Leading ‘Birther’ Thinks Earth is 6,000 Years Young|Asawin Suebsaeng|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “origin story” episode of Rafi and Dirty Randy is insane.Inside the Mind of ‘The League’s Rafi: Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Rogen on TV’s Craziest Dude|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We seek for the origin of the savage factor of myth in one aspect of the intellectual condition of savages.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
Some of the aristocratic Zurich families of to-day trace their origin to these Locarno refugees.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
Notwithstanding its name this variety is not certainly of Belgian origin.The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
I cannot make out the nature or origin of the mental experience to which I refer.Theaetetus|Plato
It is a protest of the "Planetesimalists" against the older, and still general, view of the origin of the earth.The Story of Evolution|Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for origin
- the end of a muscle, opposite its point of insertion
- the beginning of a nerve or blood vessel or the site where it first starts to branch out
- the point of intersection of coordinate axes or planes
- the point whose coordinates are all zeroSee also pole 2 (def. 8)