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genesis

noun [S] uk   us   /ˈdʒen.ə.sɪs/ formal
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 cancer
Translations of “genesis”
in Vietnamese nguồn gốc…
in Spanish génesis, origen…
in Thai ต้นกำเนิด…
in Malaysian asal usul…
in Chinese (Traditional) (事物的)形成,發生,起源,創始…
in Indonesian asal mula, kejadian…
in Chinese (Simplified) (事物的)形成,发生,起源,创始…
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