origination


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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