verb (used without object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), o·rig·i·nat·ed, o·rig·i·nat·ing.
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If we do one day discover life on Mars, it may be difficult to tell whether it originated there or drifted over from another planetary body.Clumps of bacteria could spread life between planets|Paola Rosa-Aquino|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
Scientists still debate whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated in a bat or a pangolin.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
A conspiracy theory website, Gateway Pundit, spread the allegations, which originated with a group called My Party Was Changed Oregon.For Election Administrators, Death Threats Have Become Part of the Job|by Jessica Huseman|August 21, 2020|ProPublica
Perhaps the most exciting possibility is that this FRB and others may originate from magnetars—a still-mysterious type of neutron star thought to have an extremely powerful magnetic field.
Many viruses, of course, originate in populations of wild animals that evolved to withstand their negative impacts.3-D Printed Statues in Central Park Shine a Light on Women Scientists - Facts So Romantic|Mary Ellen Hannibal|August 18, 2020|Nautilus
But where do air pollutants in northern China, in particular Beijing, originate?
And aside from that, it was likely unconstitutional because bills that raise revenue must originate in the House.
He is the most public face attached to policies he facilitated but did not originate.
Now, this evil ground cannot originate in the Divine will; it must, therefore, be referred to the will of man.
To originate a smash means more tasting than there is when there is no use in stewing more than has been put in there to stay.Geography and Plays|Gertrude Stein
It may originate in the periosteum, or may spread thence from the marrow, or from synovial membrane.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
How marvelous too must be the alliance they form with those vivacious passions which originate the principal actions of our lives!Memoir of John Howe Peyton|Various
The Master said: My function is to indicate rather than to originate.The Sayings of Confucius|Confucius