Origin vs Originating - What's the difference?

origin | originating |


As a noun origin

is the beginning of something.

As a verb originating is

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origin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The beginning of something.
  • The source of a river, information, goods, etc.
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  • (mathematics) The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect.
  • (anatomy) The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.
  • (cartography) An arbitrary point on the earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.
  • (in the plural) Ancestry.
  • Synonyms

    * (source) source * (mathematics) zero vector

    Antonyms

    * (source) destination * (anatomy) insertion

    See also

    * provenance

    originating

    English

    Verb

    (head)