- to take its origin or rise; begin; start; arise: The practice originated during the Middle Ages.
- (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to begin a scheduled run at a specified place: This train originates at Philadelphia.
- to give origin or rise to; initiate; invent: to originate a better method.
Origin of originate
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Examples from the Web for origination
The woman—a gem—studied the charges and told me she was going to look at the origination of their purchases.Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!
Nancy Neufeld Callaway
January 31, 2014
The power of origination is open to anyone, and we can either affirm the power or deny it.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
I cannot separate the origination of ideas from the reception of ideas.The Private Library
Arthur L. Humphreys
Of origination there is no speck in his reflections or spark in his style.Senatorial Character
C. A. Bartol
But what conception are we to form of the nature and mode of this Origination?The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
To ascribe the origination of order to law is a manifest evasion of the real problem.Theism
- to come or bring into being
- (intr) US and Canadian (of a bus, train, etc) to begin its journey at a specified point
Word Origin and History for origination
1640s, from Middle French origination (15c.), from Latin originationem (nominative originatio), from originem (see original (adj.)).
1650s, probably a back-formation of origination. In earliest reference it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1650s; intransitive sense of "to come into existence" is from 1775. Related: Originated; originating.
- To bring into being; create.
- To come into being; start.