Origin, origins, or original may refer to:


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


Other uses

See also

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  • Origin — (englisch origin „Ursprung, Beginn, Quelle, Verursacher“ etc.): Origin ist eine wissenschaftliche Software zur Analyse und Darstellung von Daten, siehe Origin (Software) Origin Systems war ein US amerikanischer Computerspiele Hersteller Origin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Origin PC — Type Privately Owned Industry Computer hardware Founded 2009 Headquarters Miami, Florida Key people Kevin Wasielewski, CEO Richard Cary, President Hector Penton, COO …   Wikipedia

  • origin — origin, source, inception, root, provenance, provenience, prime mover denote the point at which something (as a process, a growth, a development, a custom, a habit, or an institution) begins its course or its existence. Origin applies chiefly to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 — альбом рок группы Evanescence. Origin альбом метал группы Borknagar. Origin программа научной графики и обработки данных. Origin последняя строчка фидошного письма. Origin американская дэт метал группа. Origin платформа цифровой дистрибуции… …   Википедия

  • Origin — (origen en inglés) puede hacer referencia a: Origin (álbum), álbum de Evanescence; Origin Systems, desarrollador de videojuegos (1983 2004); Origin Game Fair, convención de videojuegos que tiene lugar cada año en Columbus (Ohio, Estados Unidos) …   Wikipedia Español

  • origin — [ôr′ə jin, är′ə jin] n. [ME origyne < MFr origine < L origo (gen. originis) < oriri, to rise: see ORIENT] 1. a coming into existence or use; beginning 2. parentage; birth; lineage 3. that in which something has its beginning; source;… …   English World dictionary

  • origin — I (ancestry) noun ancestral descent, birth, bloodline, derivation, descent, dynasty, extraction, family, filiation, genealogical tree, genealogy, heritage, kith and kin, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origo, parentage,… …   Law dictionary

  • origin — [n1] cause, basis agent, ancestor, ancestry, antecedent, author, base, causality, causation, connection, creator, derivation, determinant, egg*, element, embryo, fountain, generator, germ, horse’s mouth*, impulse, inception, inducement, influence …   New thesaurus

  • origin — ► NOUN 1) the point where something begins or arises. 2) a person s social background or ancestry. 3) Mathematics a fixed point from which coordinates are measured. ORIGIN Latin origo, from oriri to rise …   English terms dictionary

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