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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Origination \O*rig`i*na"tion\, n. [L. originatio.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production. "The origination of the universe." --Keill. [1913 Webster] What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination. --Hickok. [1913 Webster] 2. Mode of production, or bringing into being. [1913 Webster] This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit, butterflies, after the common origination of all caterpillars. --Ray. [1913 Webster]