Hypertext Webster Gateway: "origination"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Origination \O*rig`i*na"tion\, n. [L. originatio.]
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.

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) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of
subsequent events [syn: {origin}, {genesis}, {inception}]
2: starting something for the first time [syn: {initiation}, {founding},
{foundation}, {institution}, {creation}, {instauration}]

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