The definition of source is where someone or something came from.
A primary source; an origin; radix.
The source or cause:
A line of descent; lineage
One of the types of simple eyes in arthropods
A line of ancestors; a lineage.
The spilling of blood; murder
Direct line of descent; pedigree.
A downward slope
(--- Football) A line of scrimmage.
The definition of inception is the beginning.
(Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
Origin; lineage; descent
An early period of development or existence:
The early stage in the existence or development of something:
Dawn is defined as the first light of a new day or the beginning of something.
An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
A place or environment that fosters rapid growth or development, especially of something undesirable; a hotbed:
The support on which the handset of a telephone (cradle telephone) rests when not in use
(By extension) The location where something was created or devised.
A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage:
The total amount of money received in admission prices to a performance or exhibition
The definition of a portal is a gateway or entry to something else.
The current style; the fashion.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
Origin; derivation; source
The origin and development of a word, affix, phrase, etc.; the tracing of a word or other form back as far as possible in its own language and to its source in contemporary or earlier languages
(Logic & Mathematics) A logical or mathematical process indicating through a sequence of statements that a result such as a theorem or a formula necessarily follows from the initial assumptions.
The definition of an inlet is an opening, or a thin strip of water that comes from a larger body of water.
A spring, especially the source of a stream.
A source, beginning, or motive:
Family stock; ancestry.
An origin, beginning, or source:
Fatherhood, the relationship of father to a child.
A source or cause; an origin:
Maternity is defined as the state of being a mother.
Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired:
A formal beginning or introduction.
Genesis is defined as the first book in the Bible.
The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection . The modern understanding of the origins of species is based on the theories of Charles Darwin combined with a modern knowledge of genetics based on the work of Gregor Mendel. Darwin observed there is a certain amount of variation of traits or characteristics among the different individuals belonging to a population. Some of these traits confer fitness—they allow the individual organism that possesses them to survive in their environment better than other individuals who do not possess them and to leave more offspring. The offspring then inherit the beneficial traits, and over time the adaptive trait spreads through the population. In twentieth century, the development of the the science of genetics helped explain the origin of the variation of the traits between individual organisms and the way in which they are passed from generation to generation. This basic model of evolution has since been further refined, and the role of genetic drift and sexual selection in the evolution of populations has been recognized.
The assignment of a cause, or the cause assigned
The definition of a creation is something that has been made or brought into existence.
A beginning; a start.
(Countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
The basis is defined as the foundation of something, or as a concept or a necessary part of something.
The principle of or relationship between cause and effect.
An element, influence, or agent that works subtly to lighten, enliven, or modify a whole.
An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
(Biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
Author is defined as someone who creates or writes something.
The nucleus is the center core of an atom that has a positive charge and that contains most of the atom's mass, or the central heart of an organization or group.
A group of people within a larger group having a particular common characteristic.
A basic source.
The smaller, usually motile male reproductive cell of most organisms that reproduce sexually. Sperm cells are haploid (they have half the number of chromosomes as the other cells in the organism's body). Sperm often have at least one flagellum. During fertilization, the nucleus of a sperm fuses with the nucleus of the much larger egg cell (the female reproductive cell) to form a new organism. In male animals, sperm are normally produced by the testes in extremely large numbers in order to increase the chances of fertilizing an egg. Motile sperm cells produced by some multicellular protist groups (such as the algae), the bryophyte plants, and the seedless vascular plants, require water to swim to the egg cell. In gymnosperms and angiosperms, sperm do not need water for mobility but are carried to the female reproductive organs in the pollen grain. In the cycads and the gingko (both gymnosperms), the sperm are motile and propel themselves down the pollen tube to reach the egg cell. In the conifers and angiosperms, the sperm are not themselves motile but are conveyed to the ovule by the growing pollen tube.
In many animals, a structure consisting of this reproductive cell together with nutrients and often a protective covering. The embryo develops within this structure if the reproductive cell is fertilized. The egg is often laid outside the body, but the female of ovoviviparous species may keep it inside the body until after hatching.
One, such as a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, who precedes another in lineage.
Something that may serve as the basis of further growth or development:
Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
Antecedent means a person who was born before you in your family.
A cause or reason
A machine that converts mechanical energy into electricity to serve as a power source for other machines. Electrical generators found in power plants use water turbines, combustion engines, windmills, or other sources of mechanical energy to spin wire coils in strong magnetic fields, inducing an electric potential in the coils. A generator that provides alternating current power is called an alternator .
The act or process of one that molds
(Math.) A method of proving a theorem which holds true for all whole numbers greater than or equal to some first number, by demonstrating that it holds true for the first number and by showing that, if it holds true for all the subsequent numbers preceding a given number, then it must hold for the next following number
A foundation is defined as an organization set up to finance or complete projects, usually for a non-profit organization such as a school or a church.
A beginning; start; appearance
A sudden increase:
Entry is defined as the act of coming in, or a way to come in, or an item in a journal or on a list of data.
The first entry of an actor into a scene.
Introduction is defined as the beginning of a book, movie, speech or piece of music.
The act or process of initiating something.
The act or process of inventing:
A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
Start of operations; formal beginning
(By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
A stringy slime composed of yeast cells and bacteria that forms on the surface of fermenting liquids and is added to wine or cider to start the production of vinegar.
Something proceeding from a specified source:
A positive result or consequence.
A logical result or conclusion; inference
A result; consequence; development
The seemingly inevitable or necessary succession of events
The final part or conclusion; end
The conclusion or last part; end
The end of life; the permanent cessation of vital bodily functions, as manifested in humans by the loss of heartbeat, the absence of spontaneous breathing, and brain death.
One's relatives or family.
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