origin

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Singular
origin

Plural
origins

  1. (countable) The origin of something is its beginning.
    The origin of the universe can be explained with the Big Bang theory
  2. (countable) The origin of something is the place where it comes from.
    The origin of this apple is China.
    Apples have many origins; China, America, Turkey, and France are a few.
    The origin of this river is further east.

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