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Origination   /ərˌɪdʒənˈeɪʃən/   Listen

An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.  Synonyms: inception, origin.
The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new.  Synonyms: creation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction.  "The foundation of a new scientific society"

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"Origination" Quotes from Famous Books

... mechanical accounts of it. In the meantime we may fairly enter a caveat against the tacit insinuation of an unproved solution. Science can apparently give no reason for assuming that the first cause, and that which gives the law to development, is a blind force rather than an archetypal idea. The only origination within our experience is that of human action, where the cause is an idea. Science herself, in fact, constantly assumes an analogous cause for the movements of the universe in her use of the word "law," which necessarily conveys the notion, not merely of observed co-existence and sequence, ...
— Lectures and Essays • Goldwin Smith

... the Point of Origination, what is our conception of the best thing we can originate with it? There is a great variety of opinion as to what is desirable; and it is only natural and right that it should be so, for otherwise we should be without any individuality, which means that we should have no real ...
— The Law and the Word • Thomas Troward

... Froebel's work from the practical side, so as to supplement the account we have received from Froebel himself as to the origination and development of the principles upon which that work was based, we have selected a sketch by Barop entitled "Critical Moments in the Froebel Community;" written for Dr. Lange's edition by Barop (then the principal and ...
— Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel • Friedrich Froebel

Words linked to "Origination" :   paternity, rise, procession, preliminary, commencement, introduction, authorship, emanation, prelude, beginning, overture, cause, start, originate, inception, germination

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