American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A source or origin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Origin; the place from which something comes or is derived; the place of production or derivation of an object, especially in the fine arts and in archæology. Compare provenance.
- n. archaeology Source; origin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Origin; source; place where found or produced; provenance; -- used esp. in the fine arts and in archæology.
- n. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
- Alteration of provenance (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of provenance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One problem with using a metal detector to identify buried metal artifacts is that when the metal is dug up, the context, or what archaeologists call provenience, is lost.”
“The term "well-documented provenance" refers to an object's ownership history and should not be confused with archaeological "provenience," the find-spot of an object.”
“The latrine, being provenience oriented, requires more meticulous troweling than plowzone units.”
“The field specimens we catalogue separately, making careful note to document the provenience, or specific place and level associated with discovery.”
“In any case Death and Decay are the provenience of this curse known as Liberalism, so we ought not to be surprised by their macabre desires, their ghoulish lusts.”
“Note: To comply with the new FTC regs that will enter into effect soon, we will try and mark the provenience of each book reviewed here.”
“I realize that this relationship had an unusual provenience, but, you know, so what?”
“It is recommended that museums and paleontological researchers do not purchase and/or trade fossils lacking clear provenience information.”
“Even then, it was mostly operational, and he was adamant that these operations were the exclusive provenience of the artisan.”
“Other ideas, like those of Louis-Guillaume de la Follie, were studied with greater interest by specialized groups. reference It is also possible that, like the theories of those two men, other theories with a workshop provenience emerged from daily operations but never moved to a position of broader recognition. reference”
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