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1 an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events [syn: origin, inception]
2 the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The process of bringing something into existence.
  2. The act of bringing something into existence.

Extensive Definition

Origination in VOIP telephony refers to calls that originate in the Public Switched Telephone Network. These calls are carried to their destination over the Internet.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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