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Another word for origin

  1. The initial stage of a developmental process

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  2. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

Another word for origin

  1. The act of beginning

  2. Cause

Synonym Study

  • Root suggests an origin so deep and basic as to be the ultimate cause from which something stems to get to the root of the matter
  • Inception is specifically applied to the beginning of an undertaking, organization, etc. Smith headed the business from its inception
  • Beginning is the basic general term for a starting point or place the beginning of a quarrel
  • Source is applied to the point or place from which something arises, comes, or develops the sun is our source of energy
  • Origin is applied to that from which a person or thing has its very beginning the origin of a word