Origin

Origin, origins, or original may refer to:

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Beginning of the universe and life

  • Abiogenesis, the study of how life on Earth arose from inanimate matter
  • Cosmogony, any theory concerning the origin of the universe
  • Cosmology, the study of the universe and humanity's place in it
  • Creation myth, a mytho-religious story or explanation that describes the beginnings of humanity, earth, life, and the universe
  • Genesis creation narrative, creation as described in the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis in the Bible
  • Creatio ex nihilo, Latin for "creation out of nothing", a phrase used in philosophical and theological contexts

Science and technology

Computers

  • Origin (software), scientific graphing and data analysis software developed by OriginLab Corp
  • SGI Origin 200, a series of entry-level MIPS-based server computers made by Silicon Graphics
  • SGI Origin 2000, a series of mid-range to high-end MIPS-based server computers made by Silicon Graphics
  • SGI Origin 3000, a series of mid-range to high-end MIPS-based server computers made by Silicon Graphics that succeeded the Origin 2000

Medicine and biology

  • Paleoanthropology, the study of human origin
  • Origin of humanity, the study of human evolution
  • Origin (anatomy), the place or point at which a part or structure arises
  • Origin of replication, the location at which DNA replication is initiated
  • The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin's 1859 book
  • Pedigree (dog), registered ancestry

Language, culture, philosophy, and religion

  • Genealogy, origin of families
  • The birth of a living entity, thought, belief or idea
  • Epistemology, origin of knowledge
  • Origin myth, a story or explanation that describes the beginning of some feature of the natural or social world
  • Origin story, or pourquoi story, a fictional narrative that explains why something is the way it is
  • Original sin, in Christian theology
  • Etymology, origin of words
  • Toponymy, origin of place names

Organizations

  • Atos Origin, the company formed with the merger of BSO and Philips C&P (Communications & Processing) division
  • Origin Energy, an Australian gas and electricity company
  • Origins (cosmetics), a plant-based skin care and fragrance company of Estée Lauder
  • Origins Institute, a department at McMaster University
  • Origin Systems, a computer game developer
  • Origins Game Fair, a game convention
  • Original Confidence, now Oricon Inc, supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan
  • Original trilogy (Star Wars), a media franchise

Books, comic books, and magazines

Music

Television and film

Video games

  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the sequel to F.E.A.R. by Monolith
  • Origin, King of the Summon Spirits in Tales of Phantasia and its prequel, Tales of Symphonia
  • Spirits that are attached to The Mystics in Legaia 2: Duel Saga
  • Silent Hill: Origins, is the fifth installment of the Silent Hill survival horror series
  • Dragon Age: Origins, is a 2009 role-playing video game
  • Rayman Origins, an upcoming entry in the Rayman series
  • Origin (digital distribution platform), an online service from Electronic Arts that provides computer game downloads

Sports

Other uses

See also


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  • Origin — Or i*gin, n. [F. origine, L. origo, iginis, fr. oriri to rise, become visible; akin to Gr. orny nai to stir up, rouse, Skr. [.r], and perh. to E. run.] [1913 Webster] 1. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth. [1913 Webster] This …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • origin — noun Etymology: Middle English origine, from Latin origin , origo, from oriri to rise more at orient Date: 15th century 1. ancestry, parentage 2. a. rise, beginning, or derivation from a source b. the point at which something begins or rises or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • origin — Beginning point of a deployment where unit or non unit related cargo or personnel are located …   Military dictionary

  • Origin of Symmetry — Studio album by Muse Released 17 July 2001 …   Wikipedia

  • Origin of coordinate axes — Origin Or i*gin, n. [F. origine, L. origo, iginis, fr. oriri to rise, become visible; akin to Gr. orny nai to stir up, rouse, Skr. [.r], and perh. to E. run.] [1913 Webster] 1. The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Origin of life (disambiguation) — Origin of life can have different meanings depending on the context: * Abiogenesis focuses on modern scientific research on the origin of life. * Panspermia is the conjecture that the seeds of life are prevalent throughout the universe and life… …   Wikipedia

  • Origin of the Romanians — History of Romania This article is part of a series Prehistory …   Wikipedia

  • Origin of the Albanians — Part of a series on Albanians …   Wikipedia

  • Origin of language — The origin of language is the emergence of language in the human species. This is a highly controversial topic, empirical evidence being so limited that many regard it as unsuitable for serious scholars. In 1866, the Linguistic Society of Paris… …   Wikipedia

  • Origin Systems — For the digital distribution service, see Origin (EA). Origin Systems, Inc. Former type Private Industry Computer games Fate disbanded Fou …   Wikipedia


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