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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Origination

ORIGINA'TION, noun

1 The act of bringing or coming into existence; first production.

Descartes first introduced the fancy of making a world, and deducing the origination of the universe from mechanical principles.

2. Mode of production or bringing into being.

This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit, butterflies, after the common origination of all caterpillars.