from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bringing into existence; creation; production; invention; causation.
  • noun The act of arising or beginning or coming into existence; derivation or commencement of being or existence; beginning; first stage or state.
  • noun Starting-point; point of derivation or departure.
  • noun Mode of production or bringing into being.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production.
  • noun Mode of production, or bringing into being.

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

  • noun uncountable The process of bringing something into existence.
  • noun countable The act of bringing something into existence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  • noun an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events


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