or·i·gin /ˈɔrəʤən, ˈɑr-/
起源,起因,根源;出身,血統 ; 信件來源,(符合FTS標準的BBS建站程式中的信件儲存格式,會在信的末端註明此信的出處)
or·i·gin /ˈɔrəʤən, ˈɑr-/ 名詞
原始; 起始; 原點; 起始地點; 資料源; 發報局
1. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
This mixed system of opinion and sentiment had its origin in the ancient chivalry. --Burke.
2. That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
3. Anat. The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion.
Origin of coordinate axes Math., the point where the axes intersect. See Note under Ordinate.
Syn: -- Commencement; rise; source; spring; fountain; derivation; cause; root; foundation.
Usage: -- Origin, Source. Origin denotes the rise or commencement of a thing; source presents itself under the image of a fountain flowing forth in a continuous stream of influences. The origin of moral evil has been much disputed, but no one can doubt that it is the source of most of the calamities of our race.
I think he would have set out just as he did, with the origin of ideas -- the proper starting point of a grammarian, who is to treat of their signs. --Tooke.
That source of art and cultivated thought
Which they to Rome, and Romans hither, brought. --Waller.
n 1: the place where something begins, where it springs into
being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance";
"Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh
is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian
root" [syn: beginning, root, rootage, source]
2: properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from
good origins" [syn: descent, extraction]
3: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of
subsequent events [syn: origination, inception]
4: the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the
values of the coordinates are all zero
5: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent,
descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree,
ancestry, parentage, stemma, stock]