genesis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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genesisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/ formal
the ​origin of something, when it is ​begun or ​starts to ​exist: The ​story had ​its genesis in a ​conversation the ​author had with his ​mother. research into the genesis ofcancer

Genesisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/
the first ​book of the ​Bible, which ​describes how ​God made the ​world
(Definition of genesis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​OldTestament, ​describing how ​Godcreated the ​world.
(Definition of genesis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “genesis”
in Spanish génesis, origen…
in Vietnamese nguồn gốc…
in Malaysian asal usul…
in Thai ต้นกำเนิด…
in Chinese (Simplified) (事物的)形成,发生,起源,创始…
in Indonesian asal mula, kejadian…
in Chinese (Traditional) (事物的)形成,發生,起源,創始…
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