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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coming into being; a beginning: synonym: beginning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Origination; birth; beginning; specifically, in phytogeography, the rise of a new plant formaation on an area destitute of floral covering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun birth
  • noun coming into being
  • noun commencement or inception

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  • noun the event of being born

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