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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 發源; 起點

From: Network Terminology

 發端 起源

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·rig·i·na·tion n.
 1. The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production. “The origination of the universe.”
    What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination.   --Hickok.
 2. Mode of production, or bringing into being.
    This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit, butterflies, after the common origination of all caterpillars.   --Ray.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of
           subsequent events [syn: origin, inception]
      2: the act of starting something for the first time;
         introducing something new; "she looked forward to her
         initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new
         scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern
         introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation,
          institution, creation, innovation, introduction,