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genesis

noun [S] uk   /ˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/ formal us  
the origin of something, when it is begun or starts to exist: In her autobiography, she describes the song's genesis late one night in a Dublin bar. research into the genesis of cancerOrigins and sources
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