IN MATH: 1. n. "starting point"; 0 on a number line, (0,0) on a 2-space coordinate plane, (0, 0, 0) in a 3-dimensional coordinate system; one unit to the left (usually) of 1. EX. The origin is the point where the x-axis and y-axis intersect.

IN ENGLISH: 1. n. starting point. EX. We have yet to discover absolutely the origin of man. EX. What is your country of origin?

APPLICATION: (see list 230)

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