Meaning of “genesis” in the English Dictionary

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genesisnoun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒen·ə·səs/

the time when something came into existence; the beginning or origin:

the genesis of life on earth

In the Bible, Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament, describing how God created the world.

(Definition of “genesis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)