Meaning of ORIGIN in English




ethnic origin/background (= the race or country that someone originally came from )

Schools are increasingly composed of pupils of different religions and different ethnic origins.

humble background/origins etc

Iacocca rose from humble beginnings to become boss of Ford.

sb’s/sth’s country of origin (= where you were born or live permanently, or where something was produced )

Please give your name, age, and country of origin.

sb’s/sth’s place of origin formal (= the place where someone or something first came from )

I believe my mother's place of origin was Sierra Leone.




In this third example, however, the question has a different origin .

It is therefore already apparent that the suggested different origins of the glasses can be linked with their different chemical compositions.

The balance of Maxwell's group was rather different , with origins in printing and in magazine and trade publishing.

This is how you realise they have different origins .

Butler herself had rather different origins .

Rivalries thus developed within the administration among officials of different places of origin .


More lists, long computer analyses of each individual - background, ethnic origins , age, record, previous political activities.

I suspect that removing the information about ethnic origin would only postpone the discrimination to the interview stage.

The present population of Britain also includes approximately 2.4 million people of minority ethnic origin .


The search for human origins in the material record, by the techniques of archaeology, could begin.

In the next generation after Thales, Anaximander extended scientific myth to include human origins .

The debate over human origins in nineteenth-century Britain provides a helpful example.


Sid was always fond of reminding his audience of darts' humble origins .

In the case of plumes, the evidence for how they look comes from humble origins .

As a prime minister he probably ranked with Ramsay MacDonald in humble origin and modest wealth.

A man of humble origins with little formal education, Mr Bérégovoy had always taken pride in his reputation for integrity.

Dentists have a humble origin , in that they are part of the history of jewellery.

The list is bottomless, no doubt, but what about his humble origins ?


Slightly larger objects, however different and unrelated, should be grouped so that they have something in common like colour or national origin .

The Bakke decision permitted the use of race or national origin as a factor in college admissions.

The national origin of the agents of media control is not the point.

They frequently discriminate on the basis of race, religion or national origin .

But whatever the parentage, this new decentralized way admits to no national origin nor exclusive use by anyone.


If the answer is yes, should it be a family similar to the child's racial and cultural origin ?

People are immensely flexible in their habits, depending on their racial origin , religion, wealth, and ecology.

Then there are those families who emphasise differences by their awareness of the racial origin of the child.


But these bodies are of comparatively recent origin .

What about physical understandings of more recent origin ?

Are the rather variable and unpredictable patterns of kin support, which I identified in chapter 1, of recent origin ?

In its present form this story is of recent origin , although it is derived from an ancient tale.

The concept of aggression, however, is of relatively recent origin .

Some have been around a long time, others are of more recent origins .

Like much political folk wisdom, this particular belief is of recent origin .

Bright rays have not yet been darkened by these means and thus represent ejecta from craters of relatively recent origin .


The grammar school paid little or no formal attention to the social origins of their pupils, and parents paid no fees.

After all, morality is social in origin .

This does not, however, render the question of social origins of state personnel, such as bureaucrats, sterile.

The most comprehensive in terms of social class origins covers the period from 1820 to 1968.

But what, I ask myself, are its social and biological origins ?

The social origins of the new administrators have interested historians.

Some modern sample-based studies have successfully explored the relations between social origins , attitudes and behaviour.

The social origin of its members, the initial preponderance of intelligentsia over workers, was utterly irrelevant.


We found that 20 of the estimates originated from six source studies, with one being of unknown origin .

With the exception of computed tomography most radiological investigations can not identify the primary tumour in metastatic disease of unknown origin .

Gorich etal found the primary site by computed tomography in 58% of 31 patients with metastatic disease of unknown origin .

Since metastases of unknown origins are usually poorly differentiated the sensitivity of testing with these antibodies would also be reduced.

Products of unknown origin I am surprised at just how many products show no manufacturer's address.

Some patients with metastasis of unknown origin do have responsive tumours.



What needs to be explained is the origin of concentrations of wealth and security or of poverty and deprivation.

The myth, told in a giant earth figure called the Fisherman, explains the origin of the Colorado River.

Chapter 6 compares efforts to explain the origins , characteristics, and impact of non-violent political dissent and social movement activity.

She also explained the origin of the castle.

She'd explained to me the origin of the Paisley pattern.

The approach is usually genetic: if you can explain the origin of something, you have explained its current nature as well.

The family name, Beurze, explains the origins of the name for similar operations all over the Continent.


Population genetics owes its origin to Francis Galton, who put the study of human heredity on a mathematical footing.

The glass in the regolith owes its origin to impacts of cometary and asteroidal material with the lunar surface.

The second kind of modern atheism owes its origins to Feuerbach and its most powerful expression to Marx.

Such effects owe their origin to gradients in the field and are called tidal effects.

As to length, there are two traditional ways of measuring and both owe their origins to tiger shooting.

The group, he said, owed its origins to direct action by environmentalists in Britain.

Nevertheless, it is appropriate to consider here those components of karst topography that owe much of their origin to weathering processes.

It is quite possible that the Wandjina figures owe their origin to external influence.


This suggests a monophyletic origin for Trichogramma parthenogenesis bacteria.

All the phenomena to be described under the section Complex Partial Seizures strongly suggest a temporal lobe origin .

It is therefore already apparent that the suggested different origins of the glasses can be linked with their different chemical compositions.

The natural color of the clay communicates its earthy source and the smoky black tones on the surface suggest an ancient origin .

Some elements of the event may be thought to suggest a very ancient origin .


Their analysis traces the political origins and impact of social movement activity in terms of the protection of individual rights of citizenship.

If today such spending amounts to roughly two-thirds of all economic activity, we can trace its origin back to the 1920s.

The present system of bargaining and control is therefore best understood by tracing its origins and developments.

Cellular technology is not a new concept; some authorities have traced its origins to 1947.

This makes tracing the origin a difficult matter.

Many trace the origin of this crisis to the 1993 advent of free agency, which has sent salaries skyrocketing.

They are a very old family and trace their origins back right through the centuries.

In raising such questions, the intention is to lay warnings about tracing the origins of voluntary collectivism in selected traditions.


None the less, they are worth considering, because they help us to understand both the origin and the artificiality of feudalism.

With these techniques the woman can understand the origin of her problem and may sometimes be able to resolve it.

To understand the origin of species we need to know what these frontiers are and how they arise.

Seeking to understand our origins and our destiny.

We simply do not understand the origin of this hugely variable relation between injury and pain.

The present system of bargaining and control is therefore best understood by tracing its origins and developments.

He could hear the fear in their voices and understood its origin .

It is important to understand the nature and origin of blocks and resistances.


Advanced computer systems could trace the origin of every gun used in a violent crime.

AIDS became widespread in the 1980s, but no-one is certain of its origin .

Federal law requires that every product should show its country of origin .

He's writing a dictionary that explains the origin of words.

Hughes's book 'The Fatal Shore' is a study of the origins of Australia as a British penal colony.

Kennedy's Irish-Catholic origins

Nine percent of the city's population is of Hispanic origin .

The magazines were organized by country of origin .

Today's ceremony is a modern version of a tradition which has its origins in medieval times.


But I want to know my origins, my beginnings.

Could it be that one far-off day intelligent computers will speculate about their own lost origins?

Indeed, the schemata of adulthood have their origins in the schemata of early childhood.

Moreover, much of the growing industrial labour force was not of urban origin .

Others have been acquired from other sources, although the exact origins of some of these remain somewhat obscure.

Regardless of its origins, the tarbush in its heyday once was favored by king and countryman alike.

Simple yet sophisticated, this dish has its origins in Rome.

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