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provenancenoun [S or U]

uk   /ˈprɒv.ən.əns/  us   /ˈprɑː.vən-/ formal
the ​place of ​origin of something: jewels of ​uncertain provenance This ​raiseddoubts about the provenance of the ​painting. I don't need to ​see a ​label to ​identify the provenance of a ​garment that someone is ​wearing.
(Definition of provenance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “provenance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源, 出处…
in Chinese (Traditional) 起源, 出處…
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